Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1631

Forb
Annual

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

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 6-12 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers (1-)2(-4) in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black (dark brown)
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-004:
Vicia angustifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vicia angustifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vicia sativa var. angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Vetch


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image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vian_001_lvd

        

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

JK Marlow    jkm120310_183

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

JK Marlow    jkm120328_130

March    Pickens County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

JK Marlow    jkm120328_135

March    Pickens County    SC

Leaflets 4-10x as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of forbs

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Roxanna Martin    rlm32411_61

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Corolla 10-18mm long, pink-purple to whitish; calyx 7-11(-12)mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Roxanna Martin    rlm32910_109

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

JK Marlow    jkm160412_004

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

JK Marlow    jkm160412_006

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_home1

April    Anderson County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_home100b

April    Anderson County    SC

Legume almost terete, not constricted between the subglobose seeds, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Roxanna Martin    rlm41911_85

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Roxanna Martin    rlm41911_92

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Calyx glabrous to sparsely short-pubescent, calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_sativa_nigra_narolf

May