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Useful Temperate Plants

Lens ervoides

(Brign.) Grande

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cicer ervoides Brign.

Ervum lenticula Schreb. ex Hoppe

Ervum ervoides (Brign.) Hayek

Ervum hohenakeri Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Lens lenticula (Schreb.) Alef.

Lens nigricans ervoides (Brign.) Ladiz.

Vicia ervoides (Brign.) Fiori

Vicia lenticula (Schreb.) Janka

Common Name:

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General Information

Lens ervoides is a much-branched, erect, annual plant growing around 30cm tall[
1145
Title
AgroAtlas
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database of economic plants of Russia and the surrounding countries that formed the USSR, giving botanical descriptions, distribution, habitats and uses. It also gives comprehensive information on climate, soil, pests, diseases etc
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

50
Title
Flora Europaea
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1964
ISBN
-
Description
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for Europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.
,
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Mediterranean region from Italy to Greece, Turkey and the Levant, extending to the Caucasus; Africa - Morocco, Algeria, Ethiopia, Uganda

Habitat

Fields and rocky places[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Often found as a weed in fields[
1145
Title
AgroAtlas
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database of economic plants of Russia and the surrounding countries that formed the USSR, giving botanical descriptions, distribution, habitats and uses. It also gives comprehensive information on climate, soil, pests, diseases etc
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.30 m
PollinatorsCleistogamous
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant is likely to require a sunny position and a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

Seed[
105
Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
,
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
]. The small seed can be eaten cooked or sprouted then eaten raw or cooked. The seedpods are 8 - 9mm long and up to 5mm wide, containing 1 - 2 seeds[
1145
Title
AgroAtlas
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database of economic plants of Russia and the surrounding countries that formed the USSR, giving botanical descriptions, distribution, habitats and uses. It also gives comprehensive information on climate, soil, pests, diseases etc
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water then sow late mid spring in situ.
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