Species name:

Vicia sativa

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

sativa

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Worldwide of temperate areas. In Italy prefers arid meadow, cultivated field and grazing (0-1500 m)

Utility

Forage, soil improver, food. It provides a good contribution as food for bees and wild bees. Unifloral honeys are rarely producted . Biodiversity.

Flowering time

III - VI

Pollen colour

grey - green

Pollen

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Nectar

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Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Circular
Vicia sativa
Vicia sativa
Vicia sativa
Equatorial view : Oval, Prolate
Vicia sativa
Vicia sativa
Vicia sativa