Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Securigera varia   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Securigera varia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Coronilla varia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-22-001:
Coronilla varia   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crown-vetch


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Look for it on roadbanks, in woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA, uncommon in SC Piedmont)


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-19 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Rose/Lilac
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Securigera varia   FAMILY Fabaceae

Crown-vetch