Climbing or sprawling annual herb to 80 cm. Leaves paripinnate with 3-8 pairs of leaflets, the rhachis usually terminating in a branched tendril; leaflets linear to oblong or obcordate, mucronate. Inflorescence subsessile with 1-2(-4) flowers per inflorescence. Corolla 10-30 mm, light reddish-purple, bluish or mauve. Pod 25-50 mm, brownish-black.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131240, retrieved 24 July 2014