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Securigera varia
Securigera varia
Crown Vetch
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0219 0960 (2019-02-19)

Copyright © 2019 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Jun 14, 2008
  • latitude 45.81098   longitude 13.60572     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Next to the main road at Klariči bored crossing between Italy and Slovenia, East of the village Brestovica pri Komnu, Brestovški dol, (Primorska, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: pisana šmarna detelja, pisana sekirka - syn: Coronilla varia L. - Habitat: road side; grassland; locally flat terrain; calcareous, skeletal ground; open, warm and dry place; Karst region, elevation 60 m (200 feet); average precipitations 1.500-1.600 mm/year, average temperature 12-13 deg C, Sub-Mediterranean phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: Securigera varia is a beautiful species in the Fabaceae family. The family is commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. It is a quite common plant and widely distributed in Europe, West Asia and nowadays also in North America as an introduced species. One can find it in semi-dry to semi-moist grassland, among bushes and light forests, mostly on calcareous ground. It climbs up to montane elevations of all European mountains too. The plant was commonly known as Coronilla varia, but it was placed in an another genus some time ago. - Ref.: (1) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije (Flora of Slovenia - Key) (in Slovenian), Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 314. (2) M.A. Fischer, W. Adler, K. Oswald, Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol, LO Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (2005), p xx. (3) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 1., Haupt (2004), p 948.
  • camera   Nikon D70 /Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_0271/2008_DSC9514
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Crown Vetch (photographer)
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