Lathyrus venosus Muhl. ex Willd.

Bushy Vetchling


CC = 8
CW = 5
MOC = 16

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Family - Fabaceae/Faboideae

Stems - No info. yet.

Lathyrus_venosus_stem.jpg Angled stem.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Lathyrus_venosus_adaxial.jpg Adaxial surface of leaf.

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Lathyrus_venosus_abaxial.jpg Abaxial surface of leaf.

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Lathyrus_venosus_stipule.jpg Stipule.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.


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Lathyrus_venosus_calyx.jpg Calyx.

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Flowering - May - June.

Habitat - Rocky open woods, occasionally along railroads. Typically on acid soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This showy species can be found in the Ozark region of Missouri. The flowers of the plant are usually more of a pinkish-rose color than in the pics above but the plant I photographed had more whitish flowers with purple veins (much more striking than the typical color, I think). This species would look good in a garden setting if correct conditions could be provided.

Photographs taken in Linville, NC., 5-11-03.