Vicia sativa Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - September (Earliest: 7.6)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Ricinine
Cyanogenic Glycosides Prunasin, Vicianin
Coumarins Aesculetin, Scopoletin, Umbelliferone
Furanocoumarins Bergapten, Methoxsalen
Amino Acids Cyanoalanine

Biotopes:
Meadows
Parasites:
Agromyza nana

Bembecia ichneumoniformis Larva (Root Borer)

Holotrichapion aethiops Larva (Stem Gall)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata

Ischnopterapion virens Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Hypera postica

Sitona lineatus
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Euclidia glyphica Larva

Euclidia mi Larva

Charanyca ferruginea Larva

Ematurga atomaria Larva

Altica palustris

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Sitona humeralis
Sapivores:
Aphis craccae

Aphis fabae
Possible Sapivores:
Palomena prasina
Granivores:
Cydia nigricana Larva

Eutrichapion punctiger Larva

Bruchus atomarius Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Vetch


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