Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3480

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in GA-NC-SC

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

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 (1968) 098-36-001:
Vicia lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Vetch