Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3734

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it . It's cultivated, and occasionally persisting, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish-pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lathyrus sylvestris   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus sylvestris   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perennial Pea, Narrowleaf Everlasting Pea, Flat Peavine


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image of Lathyrus sylvestris, Perennial Pea, Narrowleaf Everlasting Pea, Flat Peavine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lathyrus_sylvestris_2

May    Murray County    GA

Leaflets average much longer and narrower than those of L. latifolius, per MichiganFlora.net.

image of Lathyrus sylvestris, Perennial Pea, Narrowleaf Everlasting Pea, Flat Peavine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lathyrus_sylvestris

August    Murray County    GA

Stems glabrate; corolla 13-30mm long; leaflets 6-15x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.