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