Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2356

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: (8)10-16 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish/ Light blue
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Racemes of (2)3-5(8) flowers

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 hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-36-008:
Vicia hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tiny Vetch, Hairy Tare


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vihi_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150327_955957

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm150327_955957b

March    Greenville County    SC

Leaves with 6-8 pairs of linear to elliptic leaflets, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of forbs

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_vicia_hirsuta_5263

May    Currituck County    NC

Flowers white, 3-6 in raceme, each 2-3mm, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_vicia_hirsuta_5265

May    Currituck County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_vicia_hirsuta_5278

May    Currituck County    NC