Carolinas and Georgia

1901

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia tetrasperma   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia tetrasperma   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-009:
Vicia tetrasperma   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Vetch, Smooth Tare, Lentil Vetch, Four-seeded Vetch


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Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 4-10(16) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish/ Light violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Racemes of 1-2(5) flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Vicia tetrasperma   FAMILY Fabaceae

Slender Vetch, Smooth Tare, Lentil Vetch, Four-seeded Vetch