Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


799

Herbaceous vine, Forb
Annual

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

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish-red/ Purple
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 odoratus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus odoratus   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Pea