Vicia hirsuta (L.) Gray

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Vicia hirsuta

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on NW side

Vicia hirsuta

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on NW side

Vicia hirsuta

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on NW side

Vicia hirsuta

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of the Racecourse on NW side

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Synonyms: Ervum hirsutum L.
Common names: Hairy tare (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Slender, sprawling ┬▒glabrous annual herb, 20-30 cm tall. Leaves paripinnate with 4-8 pairs of leaflets, the rhachis usually terminating in a branched tendril; leaflets 5-20 mm long, alternate, linear-oblong; apex truncate to emarginate, often mucronate; stipules without a black spot, often 4-lobed. Inflorescence a raceme, bearing 1-8 flowers, the peduncle 1-3 cm long, slender, longer than the flowers. Corolla 4-5 mm long, dirty white or purplish. Pod 6-11 mm long, usually 2-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hirsuta: hairy
Habitat: In damp disturbed ground
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Europe, North Africa and western Asia; a weed of cultivation worldwide.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 7 September 2018
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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vicia hirsuta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vicia hirsuta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vicia hirsuta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vicia hirsuta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vicia hirsuta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vicia hirsuta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vicia hirsuta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vicia hirsuta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vicia hirsuta
Ispot Southern Africa: Vicia hirsuta
JSTOR Plant Science: Vicia hirsuta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vicia hirsuta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vicia hirsuta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vicia hirsuta
Tropicos: Vicia hirsuta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vicia hirsuta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=229880, retrieved 16 November 2018

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