Carolinas and Georgia

1634

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vicia grandiflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia grandiflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-002:
Vicia grandiflora var. kitaibeliana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch


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

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 6-14 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/ Whitish
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
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Vicia grandiflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

Bigflower Vetch, Large Yellow Vetch