Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1635

Forb
Annual

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

Rare in GA & NC

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 8-16 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish/ Purplish (rarely white)
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers mostly in pairs in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-003:
Vicia sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Vetch, Common Vetch