Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb. (syn: Ervum tenuissimum Pers.; Ervum tetraspermum L.; Vicia gemella Crantz; Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Moench; Vicia tetrasperma var. gracilis (Loisel.)Asch. & Graebn.; Vicia tetrasperma var. tenuissima Sensu Fernald (misapplied name));
Common name: Lentil Vetch, Smooth Tare, Smooth Vetch, Sparrow Vetch
India (N); Bihar; Himachal Pradesh; Jammu-Kashmir; Punjab; Rajasthan; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal & other countries as per ILDIS;
Vicia tetrasperma (smooth tare, smooth vetch, lentil vetch, sparrow vetch) is a species from the large genus Vicia.
Vicia tetrasperma is an annual plant growing up to 60 cm long. The leaflets are 10 to 20mm and with in 4 to 6 pairs ending with a simple tendril. The flowers are in 1 to 2 flowered racemes, each flower about 4 mm long and pale blue. Four seeds are produced in a pod of 12 to 15 mm long.
This vetch is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and it can be found on other continents as an introduced species.
(from Wikipedia on 9.3.18)
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Lentil Vetch / Smooth Vetch
Family – Fabaceae
It is an small climbing herb having generally 8-10 leaflets with entire stipules present.
Flowers are whitish blue with dark purple veins present about 4-8mm long.
Fruit are smaller about 8-15mm long and are hairless with 4 seeds present in a pod.
Photographed at Hamirpur,Himachal Pradesh
Altitude – 750metres
Dated – 27/2/2018
Seed pods are matching with V. tertrasperma, could not upload this picture.