Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Cow Vetch from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Cow Vetch, Tufted Vetch
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Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Even-pinnately compound: (12)16-24 leaflets
Blue-violet (rarely white)
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Racemes long-stalked, one-sided, with 20-50 densely clustered flowers
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p112
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p037
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p077