OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

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.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vicia acutifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

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1630

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in pond margins, pine flatwoods, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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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