Noteworthy Collections: Tennessee (77-4)


Sunny A. Hart

Additional Authors:

Joey Shaw, Dwayne Estes,


Dec 2012


noteworthy collections,

Lathyrus sylvestris L. (FABACEAE)—Polk County: 2.3 km(by road) E on US Hwy 64 from Ocoee Dam No.1

Significance. This is the first collection of L. sylvestris from Tennessee. This introduced species has an irregular distribution across eastern North America; seven states in the western USA and British Columbia, Canada (USDA 2011). Prior to this collection, the nearest documentation of this species was from Rutherford County, North Carolina in 2005 (Liu et al. 2005).