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Vicia caroliniana

Common Name(s):
Wood vetch
Categories:
Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

 

Wood Vetch is an attracitve native wildflower that grows on dry soils across North Carolina. It may grow 1 to 2 feet tall. The leaves are pinnately compound and alternate with an entire margin and hairy underside. The stem is hollow, hairy, and slightly winged. Light pinkish white, pea-like flowers appear in spring.

Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Summer

Wildlife Value:  Host plant for Northern Cloudywing butterfly. Seeds may be eaten by songbirds. Moderate deer resistance.

Season:
Spring, summer
Light:
Full sun to partial shade
Height:
1-2 ft.
Flower Color:
Pink
Soil:
Dry
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
North Carolina
Tags:
butterfly, native, birds, wildflower, wildlife, host, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 3167

Vicia caroliniana In a woodland setting
Fritzflohrreynolds, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Vicia caroliniana Flowers
Josh Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0