Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


798

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in fencerows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus latifolius   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-38-003:
Lathyrus latifolius   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Everlasting Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea


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JK Marlow    jkm0405za_10

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

Stems with wings 1-3mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lathyrus latifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0405za_12

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

Petioles broadly winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s040530_a

May    Greenville County    SC

Churchyard or cemetery

Stipules 4-10 mm wide; leaflets 2-5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lathyrus latifolius

JK Marlow    s040530_b

May    Greenville County    SC

Churchyard or cemetery

Leaves consist of 2 lanceolate leaflets and a branched terminal tendril, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0407w_28

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_latifolius_8

August    Floyd County    GA

Flowers in clusters of 4-10 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_058

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

A standard (upper petal), 2 wings (lateral petals), & keel (2 lower petals), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_063

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Stems broadly winged, decumbent or high climbing, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm120920_066

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Calyx glabrous, tube campanulate, lobes lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.