Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Vicia caroliniana Walter image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black
Family Fabaceae
Vicia caroliniana Walter
Carolina vetch, pale vetch, wood vetch
Vicia: the classical Latin name for this genus
caroliniana: from Carolinas
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Native
Plant: climbing or trailing, perennial, up to 3' long forb
Flower: white to blue, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, calyx base mostly not swollen; inflorescence a loose, stalked cluster (raceme) with 7-20 stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Leaf:pinnately-divided into 5-10 pairs of elliptical leaflets, leaf tips with tendrils
Habitat: moist; woods, thickets

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Vicia list Google- Images or Text
Vicia hugeri Small

Botany News/Events
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Browse by:
Common Name
Search by:
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map