Vicia hybrida, Hairy yellow vetch,
Hebrew: בקיית הכלאיים, Arabic: البيقية الهجينة

Scientific name:  Vicia hybrida L.
Common name:  Hairy yellow vetch
Hebrew name:   בקיית הכלאיים
Arabic name:  البيقية الهجينة
Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

ביקיית כלאיים, Vicia hybrida,Hairy yellow vetch, בקיית הכלאיים, Bnei Zion Nature Reserve
Location: Sharon, Bnei Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  20-60 cm; plant hairy or glabrescent; climbing, prostrate; stems not tufted
Leaves:   Compound, pinnate, smooth
Flowers:  Inflorescence axillary; calyx 5-lobed, glabrous; Petals separate; corolla papilionaceous; Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Legume, dehiscent, oblong or ellipsoidal, hairy; 3-10 seeded, Seeds ovoid to rounded in outline, surface smooth, mottled or patchy; olive, brown, or black
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:   ephemeral

Flora of Israel online, native plants, Palestine
Location: Sharon, Bnei Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Vicia, vetch; the classical Latin name for these herbs, perhaps related to vincire to bind.
hybrida, mongrel, hybrid.
vetch, late 14c., from Old North French, veche, variant of Old French vece, from Latin vicia.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Vicia hybrida,Hairy yellow vetch, בקיית הכלאיים


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