Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Vicia cracca
(Tufted vetch)



Vicia cracca (Tufted vetch)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Vicia cracca
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Tufted vetch
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Vicia cracca

Preferred Common Name

  • Tufted vetch

International Common Names

  • English: Bird vetch
  • Spanish: Arveja silvestre; Veza de pajaros
  • French: Vesce craque; Vesce des oiseaux

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Vogel- Wicke
  • Italy: veccia delle siepi
  • Japan: Kusafuji
  • Netherlands: Vogelwikke
  • Sweden: Kraakvicker

EPPO code

  • VICCR (Vicia cracca)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Papilionoideae
  •                                 Genus: Vicia
  •                                     Species: Vicia cracca

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


KyrgyzstanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Prince Edward IslandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
United StatesPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-New YorkPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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