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Vicia caroliniana (Carolina vetch)
Cressler, Alan

Vicia caroliniana

Vicia caroliniana Walter

Carolina Vetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Vicia hugeri

USDA Symbol: vica2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: white with pinkish or bluish tips


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

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National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vicia caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vicia caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vicia caroliniana


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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