|Scientific Name||Vicia ludoviciana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VILU|
|Common Name||Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana Vetch||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26348|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy, rocky or calcareous soils in fields, grasslands, shrublands, roadsides.
Plant: Climbing, weakly upright to sprawling annual, weak, slender stems 8 to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate compound leaves 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long with thread-like forked tendrils at leaf ends; pinnately-divided with 6 to 12 linear-oblong to elliptic leaflets 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Inflorescence: Loose racemes of 2 to 12 small lavender-blue typically pea-like flowers less than 1/3-inch long; folded banner about 1/6-inch long.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Wildflowers of Central Texas" by Marshal and SEINet.
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Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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