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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : vicbi

Scientific name: Vicia bithynica (L.) L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Leguminosae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: bithynian vetch

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Bithynische Wicke ; ES : veza bitínica ; FR : vesce de Bithynie ; IT : veccia dentellata ; PT : ervilhaca-peluda ; EN : bithynian vetch ;

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons obscure (hypogeal germination).

- Leaves pinnately divided.

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 20-50 cm. Plant pubescent.

- Stem angled.

- Leaflets 1-3 pairs, ovate, oblong or lanceolate, with a terminal branched tendril, leaves alternate. Stipules big-toothed.

- Flowers crimson with white wings, solitary or 2-3 on flowering peduncle nearly as long as the leaf. Calyx with subequal teeth.

- Fruit reddish when ripe, pod covered with ginger hairs, 25-35 mm x 7-9 mm.

- Biological type: annual.

Mistake with: Vicia narbonensis

Ecological profile (click on flags): France   Present     Portugal  Rare    

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