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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vicia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vicia bithynica (L.) L.
Habit: Annual, hairy or subglabrous. Stem: climbing or ascending, < 60 cm. Leaf: stipules dentate; leaflets 2--6, 1--7 cm, 3--22 mm wide, obovate or oblong to lanceolate or linear, obtuse or acute. Inflorescence: < subtending leaf; flowers 1--3, crowded at tip. Flower: calyx attachment +- basal, tube 3.5 mm, lobes 5 mm, +- equal, lanceolate, ciliate; corolla 16--20 mm, banner purple, wings, keel pink to white. Fruit: 2.5--4.5 cm, 7--11 mm wide, narrowly oblong, +- recurved, hairy, margin ciliate; 2--7-seeded. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 20 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (Salinas, Monterey Co.); Distribution Outside California: introduced to northern and western Europe; native to Mediterranean Europe, western Asia, northern Africa. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr Note: Collected 1 time, 1978, disturbed area, Schilling spice plant; persistence tenuous.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vicia benghalensis
Next taxon: Vicia cracca
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely 2016. Vicia bithynica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89177, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.