Vicia faba

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeViciaVicia faba

Ecology

A robust annual occurring on waste ground, set-aside fields and rubbish tips. Most populations are casual. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

As V. faba is not known as a wild plant, it presumably originated by selection in cultivation.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 734

Height (cm): 100

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: 377

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 5

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Weighted Changed Factor: 89

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

23

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000014122

Atlas text references

Vaughan JG, Geissler CA
1997.  The new Oxford Book of Food Plants.
Zohary D, Hopf M
2000.  Domestication of plants in the Old World, edn 3.