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Vicia sativa (Common vetch)

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 sativa (Common vetch) Vicia sativa (Common vetch)

Vicia sativa (Common vetch), in weedy patch near road, Kleinmond, Western Cape. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. Naturalised in southern Africa where it is encountered in disturbed habitats.

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