Vicia sativa, Vicia angustifolia, Common Vetch,
Hebrew: בקיה תרבותית, Arabic: البيقية المزروعة

Scientific name:  Vicia sativa L.
Synonym name:  Vicia angustifolia L.
Common name:   Common Vetch
Hebrew name:   בקיה תרבותית
Arabic name:  البيقية المزروعة
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Vicia sativa, Vicia angustifolia, Common Vetch, البيقية المزروعة ,בקיה תרבותית

Life form:  Annual, climber
Stems:  To 100 cm long; trailing and climbing, hollow, herbaceous
Leaves:  Alternate, compound
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, Violet
Fruits / pods:  Legume, 2.5–6 cm, 2.5–8 mm wide, initially hairy, quickly glabrous
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  ephemeral

צמחים ופרחי בר בארץ ישראל ,בקיה תרבותית


Derivation of the botanical name:
Vicia, vetch; the classical Latin name for these herbs, perhaps related to vincire to bind.
sativa, cultivated.
angustifolia, angustus, drawn together; narrow; folius, leaf; narrow leaved.
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 sativa, Vicia angustifolia, Common Vetch, בקיה תרבותית