Vicia sativa ssp. sativa

Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
Species: Vicia sativa
Infraspecies:Vicia sativa L. ssp. sativa
Common NameAcker Wicke; Arveja; Arveja Comun; Chveulebrivi Tzertzvela; Common Vetch; Ekin Lerke; Ervilhaca; Fodervicker; Garden Vetch; Garoshak Pasyaouny; Goroshek Kormovoi; Goroshek Posevnoi; Goroshok Posivnyi; Lentille Sauvage; Mazariche; Pois France; Rehuvirna; Saat Wicke; Saiyr Zhonshka; Sejamasis Vikis; Sejas Viki; Sommer Wicke; Spring Vetch; Tare; Tarimal Tariany Gish; Vasarinis Vikis; Veccia Comune; Vesce Cultivee; Vetch; Veza; Viikk Ehk Kurehernes; Vik Tzanovi; Vika; Vika Posevnaya; Vikkeri; Wyka Siewna
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 8; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 12; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: Purple; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 6; Ovules per Carpel: 7; Ovules per Carpel: 8; Ovules per Carpel: 9; Ovules per Carpel: 10; Ovules per Carpel: 11; Ovules per Carpel: 12; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNRTNR (Global Rank)

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Species Distribution Map

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  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


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