Vicia minutiflora

Family:FABACEAE
Species:Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
Common Name:Pygmy Flower Vetch; Small Flower Vetch
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:**
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:VIMI
Plant Notes:Small Flower Vetch is a native herbaceous annual in the Bean family (Fabaceae). It can be found in the Black Belt region of central Alabama and the Tennessee Valley region of north Alabama. Small Flower Vetch occurs in rich hardwood forests, along streams, on bluffs and slopes, and in rocky woods. Most occurrences are in areas where limestone is at or near the surface. Small Flower Vetch is an annual with a tap root. Stems are multiple from a root crown, branched at the base, erect to sprawling, climbing by tendrils, and short pubescent to glabrate. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, pinnately compound, terminating in a branched or simple tendril. The leaflets are 4-8, ovate, elliptic to linear in outline, entire, and glabrate. Flowers are produced in axillary racemes of 1-2 flowers. The tubular calyx has 5 unequal triangular lobes. The corolla is papilionaceous and white to pale lavender or blue in color. The fruit is a flattened, sessile, glabrous legume with a slightly up-turned tip. It contains 4-8 seed. Small Flower Vetch can be confused with Tiny Vetch (Vicia hirsuta (Linnaeus) S.F. Gray) or Lentil Vetch (Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb.) before flowering. Those species usually occur on disturbed sites and have more leaflets.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FAC (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyFABACEAE - Pea/Bean family
Genus Vicia
Species Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich - Pygmy Flower Vetch; Small Flower Vetch

Citation

Citation VICIA MINUTIFLORA D. Dietrich, Syn. Pl. 4: 1107. 1847.
Basionym: Vicia micrantha Nuttall ex Torrey & A. Gray 1838, non Lowe 1833, nec Hooker & Arnott 1833.
Type: **

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Abacosa micrantha Abacosa micrantha Alefeld, Bonplandia 9: 104. 1861, nom. illegit.Vicia minutiflora D. Dietrich 1847; Vicia micrantha Nuttall ex Torrey & A. Gray 1838, non Lowe 1833, nec Hooker & Arnott 1833. 
Vicia micrantha Vicia micrantha Nuttall ex Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 271. 1838, non Lowe 1833, nec Hooker & Arnott 1833.  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bullock, Butler, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Hale, Houston, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Montgomery, Pike, Sumter, Washington, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UNAF, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 1998

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA000014366 Madison 13 Apr 1973 Kral, Robert
49500
AUA
Vicia Minutiflora F. G. Dietr.
UWAL0010470 Madison 27 Mar 2012 Keener, Brian R.
6976
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
UWAL0037339 Bullock 25 Mar 2016 Soehren, Eric C.
0186
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora F. Dietr.
TROY000019820 Sumter 20 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3424
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
UWAL0011810 Dallas 19 Apr 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5208
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
TROY000034236 Washington 16 Apr 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6368
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
UWAL0049365 Bullock 29 Apr 2017 Horne, Howard E.
3825
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora D. Dietrich
TROY000029572 Butler 19 Mar 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20534
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
TROY000034542 Wilcox 11 Apr 1983 Kral, Robert
69893
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
ALNHS00001062 Dallas 08 Mar 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
OC-658
ALNHS
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
UNA00024727 Hale 02 May 1971 Smith, Jr., C. Earle
5039
UNA
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
UWAL0034940 Wilcox 05 Apr 2013 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
JSU140752 Limestone 01 Mar 1997 Hofmann, Tim L.
00322
JSU
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
TROY000050043 Covington 13 Mar 2012 Hansen, Curtis J.
5367
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
TROY000037760 Butler 17 Mar 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23813
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
UWAL0012428 Bullock 28 Mar 2013 Dykes, Bailee
1531
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
UNAF0000953 Lauderdale 05 Apr 1973 Dalrymple, Larry
01746
UNAF
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietrich
TROY000038656 28 Aug 2013 Dykes, Bailee
1531
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
AUA000037935 Covington 13 Mar 2012 Hansen, Curtis J.
5367
AUA
Vicia Minutiflora F. G. Dietr.
UNA00066992 Sumter 20 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3424
UNA
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
UWAL0034363 Wilcox 07 Apr 1993 Kral, R.
82029
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora Dietr.
UNA00018431 Wilcox _ May 1841 Buckley, S.B.
s.n.
UNA
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
UWAL0005850 Wilcox 11 Apr 1983 Kral, R.
69893
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
TROY000036163 Montgomery 11 Mar 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
22828
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
UWAL0007180 Sumter 20 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3424
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
AUA000040205 Houston 22 Jan 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
DTP-14
AUA
Vicia Minutiflora F. G. Dietr.
UNA00050092 Dale 10 Apr 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11017
UNA
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
UNA00018430 Pike 20 Apr 1961 Harper, Roland M.
4513
UNA
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
JSU140753 Limestone 01 Apr 1997 Hofmann, Tim L.
00356
JSU
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
TROY000037134 Butler 09 Apr 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23912
TROY
Vicia minutiflora A. Dietrich
UWAL0007179 Sumter 07 Apr 2010 Keener, Brian R.
5737
UWAL
Vicia minutiflora F.G. Dietr.
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