Carolinas and Georgia

3260

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-38-004:
Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lathyrus venosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Pea, Forest Pea, Bush Vetch, Veiny Pea


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Look for it on dry to mesic slope and bottomlands forests and woodlands, rocky bars and outcrops along rivers, somewhat (but not at all strictly) associated with base-rich soils., per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: (8)10-12(14) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

Wood Pea, Forest Pea, Bush Vetch, Veiny Pea