Scientific Name - Vicia acutifolia Ell.
Family - Legumiosae
Perennial with leaning or climbing smooth stems. Leaves with two or four leaflets and a simple, unbranched tendril at the tip. Flowers blue to purplish, four to ten per spike. Reproduces by seed. Spikes on stalks as long or longer than the leaves. Found in moist disturbed areas. Occurs from South Carolina south into Florida and west into Alabama. Also found in the West Indies.