Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhynchosia tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchosia tomentosa var. tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-43-004:
Rhynchosia tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhynchosia erecta

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhynchosia intermedia

 

COMMON NAME:
Twining Snoutbean, Erect Snoutbean


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Look for it in xeric woodlands and forests, sandhills, edges, open areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC Mountains)

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules soon deciduous.
No stipels

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Rhynchosia tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

Twining Snoutbean, Erect Snoutbean