OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia americana var. americana   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

 

COMMON NAME:
American Vetch, Purple Vetch, Tare


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image of Vicia americana var. americana, American Vetch, Purple Vetch, Tare

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viam_001_lvd

        

image of Vicia americana var. americana, American Vetch, Purple Vetch, Tare

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_viam_010_lvd

        

image of Vicia americana var. americana, American Vetch, Purple Vetch, Tare

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vicia_americana1

June    Shannon County    SD

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia americana var. americana   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3261

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas

Habitat: Dry rocky or shaly woodlands, forest edges, riverside scours and prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/ Pinkish-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

Racemes of 9 or fewer flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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