Vicia galeata, Helmeted Vetch,
Hebrew: בקיית הביצות, Arabic: فصة

Scientific name:  Vicia galeata Boiss.
Common name:  Helmeted Vetch
Hebrew name:  בקיית הביצות
Hebrew name:  فصة
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Israel Wild flowers and native plants,Vicia galeata, Helmeted Vetch, ביקית הביצות

Life form:  Annual, climber
Stems:  Erect; in genereral the lower part has a pretty bare stem
Leaves:  Alternate, compound
Flowers:  Cream, yellow; calyx slightly violet, green only if lowest tooth longer than tube
Fruits / pods:  Achene
Flowering Period:  Februar, march, April, June
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Vicia galeata, Helmeted Vetch, ביקיית הביצות

galeata, Latin galea, a helmet; provided with a helmet.
vetch, late 14c., from Old North French, veche, variant of Old French vece, from Latin vicia.
The Hebrew name: בקיה, bakia, Post Biblical Hebrew: vetch; Greek: bikion, from Arabic: بيقية (bikia) or باقية (bakya).
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Vicia galeata, Helmeted Vetch, בקיית הביצות