Coronilla varia L.
CROWN VETCH
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Coronilla varia, Crown Vetch
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Coronilla varia, Crown Vetch

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Coronilla varia, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Coronilla varia, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

Coronilla varia, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Coronilla varia, whole plant - in flower - general view

Coronilla varia, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Coronilla varia, inflorescence - frontal view of flower

Coronilla varia, stem - showing leaf bases
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Coronilla varia, stem - showing leaf bases

Coronilla varia, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Coronilla varia, whole plant - in flower - general view
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma coronillae-variae @ BPI (2)
Dermateaceae  Phlyctema caulium @ BPI (1)

Phlyctema vagans @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe martii @ BPI (1)
Lophiostomataceae  Entodesmium rude @ BPI (1)
Megachilidae  Osmia simillima @ BBSL (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella coronillae-variae @ BPI (1)

Ramularia coronillae @ BPI (4)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora coronillae @ BPI (3)

Peronospora trifoliorum @ BPI (2)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Ophiobolus rudis @ BPI (2)
Pleosporaceae  Pleospora herbarum @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces anthyllidis @ BPI (3)
_  Ascospora melaena @ BPI (2)

Pyrenochaeta erysimi @ BPI (2)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Securigera varia (L.) Lassen ( Coronilla varia ) Crown Vetch
Fabaceae — Bean family
Non-native
Securigera varia
Deacons Walk Park
June 2001 Securigera varia
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
June 2016

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Coronilla varia L. - Crown Vetch

Coronilla varia plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - To 1m long, trailing, glabrous to sparse pubescent, herbaceous, hollow, carinate, branching, from taproot, multiple from base.

Leaves - Alternate, odd-pinnate, stipulate, to +10cm long, with +/-20 leaflets. Stipules subulate, to 3mm long, 1.2mm broad, acute, glabrous. Leaflets opposite, oblong, typically mucronate, entire, glabrous, to +/-2cm long, -1cm broad, with single prominent midvein below. Petiolule to 1.2mm long.

Inflorescence - Axillary pedunculate capitate umbels of 5-20 flowers. Peduncles to +7cm long, glabrous or very sparse pubescent. Pedicels 3-4mm long, glabrous.

Coronilla varia inflorescence Inflorescence.

Flowers - Corolla papilionaceous, to +1cm long. Standard 9mm long, 7-8mm broad, pink, glabrous. Wings whitish, connivent and enclosing the keels, inflated, to 1cm long, glabrous. Stamens 10, diadelphous, included. Anthers yellow. Style 1.5mm long, glabrous, upcurved, whitish-green, stigma capitate. Calyx campanulate, bilabiate, slightly compressed. Tube to -2mm long, glabrous. Upper lip single-lobed, to 1mm long, notched at apex, acute, ciliate margined. Lower lip 3-lobed. Lobes acute to acuminate, 1mm long. Loments with +/-10 segments, to 5cm long, beaked, 4-angled(weakly), glabrous. Beak to 5mm long.

Coronilla varia flowers Flowers close-up.

Coronilla varia fruits Fruits.

Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Waste ground, disturbed sites, fields, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Other info. - This is one of the most common species found in the state due to the fact that it was and is planted widely as ground cover to protect against erosion. The plant is fast growing, easily spread, and forms large mats. The seeds are somewhat toxic.
" Coronilla " means "Little crown" in Latin and " varia " refers to the multi-colored flowers.

Photographs taken in Eminence, MO., 6-6-03.


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Securigera varia (L.) Lassen
crownvetch

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General Information
Symbol: SEVA4
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Vine
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
Other Common Names: purple crownvetch
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
COVA2 Coronilla varia L.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Securigera DC. – crownvetch
Species Securigera varia (L.) Lassen – crownvetch

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Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
Varia Crownvetch
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© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
Varia Crownvetch
ID: 0000 0000 0105 1715 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
Varia Crownvetch
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© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1617 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1618 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1619 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
Crown Vetch
ID: 0000 0000 0710 1576 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia
Purple Crownvetch
ID: 0000 0000 0812 2518 [detail]
© 2012 John Thompson

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