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Common name

English: Tufted vetch

German: Vogel-Wicke

Portuguese: Ervilhaca


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Vicia (8)

            Epithet: cracca L. (1)

Synonyms: Cracca major Gren. & Godr., Vicia heteropus Freyn, Vicia macrophylla (Maxim.) B.Fedtsch., Vicia oiana Honda

cracca => name used by Pliny the Elder for a vetch

heteropus => with variable stalks (orthographic variant of heteropodus)

macrophylla => large leaved

major => larger than the type


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple, white

External links

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