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Vicia benghalensis (Reddish tufted vetch)

[= Vicia atropurpurea]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae > Genus: Vicia

Vicia benghalensis (Reddish tufted vetch), Kleinmond, Western Cape. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Vicia benghalensis (Reddish tufted vetch)

Vicia benghalensis, Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Native to southern Europe and North Africa. Naturalised in southern Africa. Creeper in disturbed habitats.


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