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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia cracca   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia cracca ssp. cracca   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-005:
Vicia cracca   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cow Vetch, Tufted Vetch


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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia cracca ssp. cracca   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-005:
Vicia cracca   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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1633

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: (12)16-24 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-violet (rarely white)
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

Racemes long-stalked, one-sided, with 20-50 densely clustered flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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