OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Vicia acutifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)

Vicia acutifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-010:

Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Vicia acutifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Vetch, Fourleaf Vetch


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image of Vicia acutifolia, Sand Vetch, Fourleaf Vetch

Keith Bradley    kab_v_acutifolia_73160

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Racemes of 4-10, loosely clustered, often secund flowers; petals pale blue, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Vicia acutifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Vicia acutifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-36-010:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vicia acutifolia

 

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1630

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Pond margins, pine flatwoods, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Rare

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2-4(6) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Light blue with a purple-tipped standard
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

Racemes long-stalked, often one-sided, with 4-10 loosely clustered flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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