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Vicia hirsuta (L.) Gray

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Vicia L. (ソラマメ)
Suzumenoendou (スズメノエンドウ, 雀野豌豆), tiny vetch
Lifeform: perennial forb (runner)
Distribution: widespread in temperate regions, including the whole of Japan
Habitat: roadsides, grasslands, and crop fields
Leaflet: 12-14 pairs ↔ V. tetrasperma (L.) Schreb. = 4-6 pairs
Chromosome number: 2n = 12

Vicia hirsuta in Japan

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[1/2] on a lawn near Terukuni Shrine at the foot of Shiroyama nature road in Kagoshima City, southern Kyushu, on March 20 2015.