Carolinas and Georgia

2356

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-008:
Vicia hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tiny Vetch, Hairy Tare


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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

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: (8)10-16 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish/ Light blue
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Racemes of (2)3-5(8) flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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



Vicia hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

Tiny Vetch, Hairy Tare