Vicia villosa subsp. eriocarpa (Hausskn.) P.W.Ball

Feddes Repert. 79: 45 (1968) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Plants glabrous or appressed-hairy. Leaflets 5–15(–20) mm long, 1–5 mm wide; stipules 1–3 mm wide. Calyx lobes sparsely ciliate to subglabrous, lower lobes shorter than calyx tube. Pod pubescent, at least when young. Flowers mainly winter–spring.

*EGL, *Glep, *MuM, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Native to Europe, the Middle East, south-western Asia. Known from a few disjunct collections in Victoria, usually on disturbed sites such as pastures and roadsides.

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 villosa subsp. eriocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Vicia villosa subsp. eriocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present introduced
Wimmera present introduced
Glenelg Plain present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory