Vicia peregrina, Rambling vetch,
Hebrew: בקיה מצויה, Arabic: البيقية الأجنبية

Scientific name:  Vicia peregrina L.
Common name:   Rambling vetch
Hebrew name:   בקיה מצויה
Arabic name:   البيقية الأجنبية
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Annual, climber
Stems:  Procumbent to erect, branches appressed pubescent
Leaves:  Alternate, compound
Flowers:  Purple, violet
Fruits / pods:  Fruit 1.5-4.0 cm long, 6-11 mm broad, narrowly oblong, appressed pubescent or sometimes glabrous, seeds 3-7
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Vicia peregrina, Rambling vetch,البيقية الأجنبية , בקיה מצויה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Vicia, vetch; the classical Latin name for these herbs, perhaps related to vincire to bind.
peregrina, peregrin, "foreign".
vetch, late 14c., from Old North French, veche, variant of Old French vece, from Latin vicia.
The Hebrew name: בקיה, bakia, Post Biblical Hebrew: vetch; Greek: bikion, from Arabic: بيقية (bikia) or باقية (bakya).
  • 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 peregrina, Rambling vetch,البيقية الأجنبية , בקיה מצויה

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