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Ocala Vetch (Vicia ocalensis)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 151725
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

perennial herb vine

Where is Ocala Vetch (Vicia ocalensis) located in the wild?


open wet thickets marshlands along Juniper Creek and Alexander Creek



States & Provinces:

Ocala Vetch can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Ocala Vetch (Vicia ocalensis)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Bok Tower Gardens holds 25 accessions of Vicia ocalensis totalling approximately 4852 seeds.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

There are only four known populations of this species, but it is fairly stable within its very small range. Potential threats include alterations in hydrology and invasive exotic plants.

  • 01/01/2010

none, populations are stable recreational use

  • 01/01/2010

2 sites, both are protected in Ocala National Forest (the Forest Service is watching the wilderness area) may also be present in headwaters of St. John River


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Taxon Vicia ocalensis
Authority R.K. Godfrey & Kral
Family Fabaceae
CPC Number 4385
ITIS 505688
Common Names Ocala Vetch
Associated Scientific Names Vicia ocalensis
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S1
Ecological Relationships


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