OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-001:
Vicia lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Vetch


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image of Vicia lathyroides, Spring Vetch

Keith Bradley    kab_v_lathyroides_3942

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Flowers 5-8mm long, usually solitary in upper leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-001:
Vicia lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3480

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 4-6(8) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Light blue-violet changing to white
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary or rarely paired in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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