Vicia faba

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeViciaVicia faba

Ecology

A robust annual occurring on waste ground, set-aside fields and rubbish tips. Most populations are casual. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

As V. faba is not known as a wild plant, it presumably originated by selection in cultivation.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 734

Life form information

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 377

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 5

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Weighted Changed Factor: 89

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

23

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000014122

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Vaughan JG, Geissler CA
1997.  The new Oxford Book of Food Plants.
Zohary D, Hopf M
2000.  Domestication of plants in the Old World, edn 3.