Vicia benghalensis L. Purple Vetch
Sp.Pl. 2:736 (1753)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 24 August 2007

Twining or decumbent annual or perennial (short-lived), herb or climber, 0.4-3 m high. Fl. red-brown/purple-red, Apr or Aug to Nov. Grey-brown sand, red-brown sandy or clay loam, grey-black sandy clay, gravel, limestone. Banks of creeks and wet areas, gfardens, roadverges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Boddington, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Cockburn, Dardanup, Gnowangerup, Kojonup, Manjimup, South Perth, Swan, Toodyay, Waroona, West Arthur.