Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3261

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in moist soils, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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

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

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

        

Vicia americana

image of Vicia americana var. americana

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

        

Vicia americana