OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-003:
Vicia sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vicia sativa

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Vetch


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-003:
Vicia sativa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vicia sativa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1635

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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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

 

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