Vicia sativa ssp. angustifolia (L.) Asch. & Graebn.

Narrow-leaved vetch

source: E64 (2011), publisher Wikimedia Commons  (GFDL license)
source: E64 (2011), publisher Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Vicia sativa subsp. nigra (L.) Ehrh.
The Plant list Vicia sativa ssp. cordata (Hoppe) Asch. & Graebn.
English name Narrow-leaved vetch

Crop relationship
Common vetch primary genepool
Faba bean same genus
French vetch same genus
Hungarian vetch same genus
Lentil vetch same genus
Single-flowered vetch same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa N-Africa, naturalized in other regions
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, January 2018. doi:10.15468/dl.iqbrmn
Distribution data GBIF, January 2018. doi:10.15468/dl.iqbrmn

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information