Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1632

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

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

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 10-18(24) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Racemes of 7-20 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 caroliniana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia caroliniana   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-012:
Vicia caroliniana   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Vicia hugeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Vetch, Wood Vetch, Pale Vetch