Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1630

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in pond margins, pine flatwoods, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2-4(6) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Light blue with a purple-tipped standard
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Racemes long-stalked, often one-sided, with 4-10 loosely clustered flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-010:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Vetch, Fourleaf Vetch