Vicia monantha subsp. triflora (Ten.) B.L.Burtt & P.Lewis

Kew Bull. 1949: 510 (1950) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Robust annual. Leaflets oblong to obovate, 10–35 mm long, 1–6 mm wide. Flowers 2–5; peduncles 2–6 cm long; calyx 5–7 mm long; corolla 14–20 mm long. Pod 3–5 cm long, 10–12 mm wide; seeds 3.5–5 mm long, blackish. Flowers mainly Aug.–Feb.

*MuM, *MSB, *RobP, *Strz. Also naturalised WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to Europe. Recorded from several localities in the far north-west of the state and at a single site in South Gippsland; usually on disturbed areas such as pastures and roadsides.

Intermediate specimens with the 1–2-flowered racemes of subsp. monantha but the more robust habit and larger leaflets and pods of the subsp. triflora have been collected in Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-26
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Vicia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Vicia monantha subsp. triflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Vicia monantha subsp. triflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory