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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image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

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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image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm070424_001

April    Greenville County    SC

The flowers are large enough to see from the road.

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm070424_005b

April    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm120402_332

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm120402_336

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm120402_353

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm120402_356

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm120402_359

April    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

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.

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm070509_004

May    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Vicia grandiflora, Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch

JK Marlow    jkm070509_008

May    Greenville County    SC