Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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Learn more about Spring Vetch from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Keith Bradley kab_v_lathyroides_3942
Flowers 5-8mm long, usually solitary in upper leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Habitat: Lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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Even-pinnately compound: 4-6(8) leaflets
Light blue-violet changing to white
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Flowers solitary or rarely paired in upper leaf axils
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