Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3260

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Look for it on dry to mesic slope and bottomlands forests and woodlands, rocky bars and outcrops along rivers, somewhat (but not at all strictly) associated with base-rich soils., per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: (8)10-12(14) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 (5/21/15):
Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-38-004:
Lathyrus venosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lathyrus venosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Pea, Forest Pea, Bush Vetch, Veiny Pea


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lave_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140519_003

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_009

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_027

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_036

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_985

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_985b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Dense racemes of 10-20 pea-like flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm140519_987

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4313

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Has a 4-angled (but not winged) stem, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lathyrus venosus

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4314

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Stem terminated by a branched tendril, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.