Vicia hirsuta, SE: Duvvicker, DE: Behaarte Wicke,
NL: Ringelwikke, UK: Hairy Tare

Scientific name:  Vicia hirsuta (L.) Gray
Swedish name:   Duvvicker
German name:  Behaarte Wicke
Nederlandse naam:  Ringelwikke
English name:  Hairy Tare
Family:  Fabaceae, Ärtväxter

Vilda blommor i Sverige, Hammarstrand, Ragunda, Jamtland, Sweden, Zweden

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Height 20–60 cm. Stem (especially lower part) branched, delicate, climbing, bristly, glabrous–short-haired
Leaves:  4-8 non-opposite pairs, leaves ending in a usually branched tendril
Flowers:  White-purple in stalked groups of 1-9
Flowering Period:  May, June, July
Fruits:  6–10 mm long, hairy, 2-seeded legume; blackening as it ripens
Habitat:  Forests, thickets, coast, farmland, settlements

Vicia hirsuta, Duvvicker, Behaarte Wicke, Ringelwikke, Hairy Tare

Derivation of the botanical name:
Vicia the classical Latin name for vetch.
hirsuta, hirsut, "hairy", rough, shaggy, bristly.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Gray is used to indicate Samuel Frederick Gray (1766 – 1828), a British botanist, mycologist, and pharmacologist.