Biotech Studies 2013, Vol 22, Num, 1     (Pages: 026-031)

Determination of Some Plant Characteristics in Naturally Grown Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca L.)

Erol KARAKURT

1 Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Ankara Viewed : 102 - Downloaded : 74 This study was carried out in Kayseri- Sarız region where bird vetch (Vicia cracca L.) grows naturally in fields and pastures which farmers use to feed animals. In this research 50 bird vetch population obtained from different areas were tested for their some plant characteristics. Plant height, main stem height, number of main branches, leaflet number per leaf, leaf height, number of pods per plant, pod lenght, seed number per pod were determined. The results of two years of study; plant height changed between 28.0-61.0 cm, main stem height 42.0-80.0 cm, number of main branches 1.0-7.0 number, leaflet number per leaf 11.0-21.0, leaf height 4.0-10.0 cm, number of pods per plant 6.0-132.0, pod lenght 25.0-40.3 mm, pod width 6.1-9.2 mm, seed number per pod 1.0-3.0 were detected. Analysis of variance showed significant difference among populations analyzed in terms of the whole characteristics. Keywords : Kayseri, bird vetch, plant characteristics