Vicia hirsuta

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeViciaVicia hirsuta

Ecology

A scrambling annual of rough and disturbed ground, including road and railway banks, scrubby grassland, hedgerows, sheltered sea-cliffs and consolidated shingle beaches; also along the edges of arable fields, and on rubbish tips and waste ground. 0-335 m (Dartmoor, S. Devon).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element, but widely naturalised so distribution is now Circumpolar Temperate.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 926

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1925

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 285

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: 0.05

Weighted Changed Factor: 10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

20

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003280