Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1634

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

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

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 6-14 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/ Whitish
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
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia grandiflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-002:
Vicia grandiflora var. kitaibeliana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch


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JK Marlow    s120320_a

March    Greenville County    SC

Leaves with a weak, usually branched, tendril and 6-14 leaflets, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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JK Marlow    jkm070424_001

April    Greenville County    SC

The flowers are large enough to see from the road.

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JK Marlow    jkm070424_005b

April    Greenville County    SC

1-4 flowers clustered in the leaf axil, inflorescence nearly sessile, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120402_332

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120402_336

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120402_353

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120402_356

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120402_359

April    Greenville County    SC

Corolla 25-30mm long, yellow, often streaked with purple, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120402_362

April    Greenville County    SC

Calyx lobes 1/3-1/2 as long as the spreading short-pubescent calyx tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm070509_004

May    Greenville County    SC

Calyx lobes more or less equal and all shorter than calyx tube, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm070509_008

May    Greenville County    SC