Vicia sativa subsp. cordata (Wulfen ex Hoppe) Asch. & Graebn.

Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 6 2: 968 (1909) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Stems mostly to c. 1 m long. Leaves 4–11 cm long; leaflets mostly uniform, oblong to obovate, 5–15 mm wide, obtuse or emarginate. Calyx 12–16 mm long, teeth triangular-subulate, equal to or longer than tube; corolla 18–26 mm long. Pod 4–6 cm long, 4–6 mm wide, not constricted between seeds, dark brown, usually glabrous; seeds globose, 3–5 mm long. Flowers mainly spring.

*CVU, *DunT, *HSF, *MuF, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, ACT. Occasional weed in Victoria particularly on roadsides and other disturbed areas.

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, 2019-04-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Vicia
species Vicia sativa L.
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Vicia sativa subsp. cordata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Vicia sativa subsp. cordata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Murray Fans present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory