Vicia tetrasperma

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeViciaVicia tetrasperma

Ecology

A scrambling annual of hedgerows, scrub and wood-borders, and of rough grassland on roadsides, railway banks and coastal cliffs; also found in disturbed places, including urban waste ground and arable field margins. Lowland.

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): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 804

Height (cm): 60

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: 1159

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: 0.45

Weighted Changed Factor: -2

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000464865