Carolinas and Georgia

1631

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-004:
Vicia angustifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vicia angustifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Vicia sativa var. angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Vetch, Garden Vetch


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

Forb
Annual

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

Common

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 6-12 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers (1-)2(-4) in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black (dark brown)
Legume

 

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Vicia sativa ssp. nigra   FAMILY Fabaceae

Narrowleaf Vetch, Garden Vetch