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Vicia dumetorum

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Vicia dumetorum is a species of legume in the vetch genus.

Description

Vicia dumetorum can reach a height of Template:Convert. This herbaceous perennial, erect plant is quite rare and variable. Leaves are pinnate, with 3-5 pairs of ovate leaflets, Template:Convert long. It produces stalked clusters with 3-12 bluish-violet flowers. They bloom from May to June.

Distribution

This species is present in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe and in the Western Asia.

Habitat

Vicia dumetorum can be found in calcareous mountainous woodland, in deciduous, open woodlands and in hedgerows at elevation of Template:Convert above sea level. The name of the species comes from the Latin 'dumetum' (bush, hedge, bush) with reference to the habitat.

References

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