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Common name

English: Purple Crown Vetch

German: Bunte Kronwicke


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Securigera (1)

            Epithet: varia (L.) Lassen (1)

Synonyms: Callistephane varia (L.) Fourr., Coronilla haussknechtii Boiss., Coronilla hirta Boiss., Coronilla pendula Kitt., Coronilla varia L., Ornithopus varius (L.) Hornem.

haussknechtii => in honor of Heinrich Carl Haussknecht (1838–1903), German botanist

hirta => with short or fairly stiff hairs, hairy but shorter than hirsute

pendula => hanging down as through weakness of the stem

varia => diverse, non-constant in appearance


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

Check for Securigera varia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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