Vicia sativa ssp nigra   Common Vetch

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This is a very common grassland plant in the the British Isles and mainland Europe so it was one of the very few species which I could identify without the aid of an Australian or Tasmanian flora. The pink/purple flowers and narrow leaves make it ssp nigra as opposed to the broader leaved, bi-coloured and commoner ssp segetalis.

 

Vicia sativa ssp nigra

Vicia sativa ssp nigra Common Vetch

Port Arthur, Tasmania 28th August 2007

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Vicia sativa ssp nigra Common Vetch

Port Arthur, Tasmania 28th August 2007

Added on 10th May 2012

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