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Vicia narbonensis L., it is an annual herb, up to 20-50 cm, pubescent, erect, firm. Lower leaves without tendril, with 1 pair of leaflets, the upper ones with branched tendril, with 2-3 pairs of leaflets 2-3 cm wide, oval, entire, stipules almost entire, often spotted. Dull purple flowers, darker on the wings, large, 1-5 in small, very briefly and petiolated clusters, much shorter than the leaf. Calyx with unequal, erect teeth. Corolla 10-30 mm, dark purple. Pods 30-70 x 10-15 mm, black or brown, glabrous with tuberculate-dentate pubescent margin. Seeds 4-8, 4-6 mm; hilum 1/8 of the circumference.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Feb-May,   Vern:————–,   Phytochoria: MED+IT, The native range of this species is Madeira, Medit. to Central Asia and W. Himalaya.    Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Zliten-Misurata Plain Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Misurata 1978 Gaber Jera 2013   Sidi Abu-Ras 2017   Al-Abiar (Sidi Amohamed forest) 2020


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Al-Amrouni, M,M., Al-Zarbi, A., Al-Aeb, M. A. (2020) Study of vegetation cover in Sidi Amohamed forest north of the city of Al-Abyar in the Al-Jabal Al-Al-Akhdar. Libya. Journal of Quality Assurance for Scientific Research-The first issue-April-2020 (In Arabic). غابة سيدي أمحمد شمال مدينة الابيار2020
El-Zerbi, A. K. & Al-Aib, M.A. (2017) Study of vegetation cover in Sidi Bouras region, Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar, Libya. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering JESE, VOL. 1, No. 1, January 2017. (In Arabic) سيدي ابو راس 2017
Al-Tajouri, A., Al-Aaeb, M.A., Al-Zarbi, A. K. (2013) Barley crop contamination with weed seeds in Gaber-Jira farms in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar, Libya. Journal of Benghazi University of Science-the third and fourth edition (45-53). (In Arabic) قبر جيرة بالجبل الاخضر 2013