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Common name

English: Yellow vetch

German: Gelbe Wicke


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Vicia (8)

            Epithet: lutea L. (6)

Synonyms: Hypechusa lutea (L.) Alef., Vicia ciliata Schur, Vicia lineata M.Bieb.

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

lineata => linear, striped with a parallel line

lutea => distinct yellow, a full yellow


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, beige

External links

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