Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3259

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Annual

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

Common in Piedmont (mostly rare elesewhere)

Look for it on roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-violet or rarely red or white
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Densely long-hirsute
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lathyrus hirsutus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus hirsutus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-38-001:
Lathyrus hirsutus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Lathyrus hirsutus

 

COMMON NAME:
Caley Pea, Singletary Pea


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