Vicia sativa subsp. cordata (Hoppe) Batt.
Battandier & al., Fl.Algérie 1:267 (1889)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 24 August 2007

Prostrate, twining or scrambling annual, herb, to 1.5 m high. Fl. red-pink-purple, Sep to Nov. Brown sand & loam, red sandy clay, granite, laterite. River foreshores, disturbed sites, gardens.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Kondinin, Nedlands, Northam, South Perth, Swan.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 6 October 2020

Twining or climbing plants. Stems winged, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, continuous with stem, 40-90 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 8-12, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 8-9 mm long, without glands, ribless. Bracteoles absent. Corolla multicoloured, mostly pink, red or purple, with some pink, red or purple spots, streaks or blotches. Stamens ten. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 50-55 mm long, 5-7 mm wide, stipitate or sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in August and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.