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Common name

English: Spanish Kidney Vetch

German: Spanischer Wundklee

Portuguese: Vulnerária


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Anthyllis (3)

            Epithet: vulneraria L. (3)

              Subspecies: iberica (W.Becker) Jalas

Synonyms: Anthyllis linnaei (Sagorski) Juz., Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. corbierei (Salmon & Travis) Cullen

iberica => refering to the Iberian peninsular or to Caucasian Iberia, corresponding roughly to the eastern and southern parts of present day Georgia

vulneraria => for healing wounds


Climate: temperate

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, red

External links

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