Carolinas and Georgia

1471

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-46-002:
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perennial Sand Bean, Perennial Wild Bean, Pink Wild Bean, Pink Fuzzy-Bean


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Look for it in dry sandy or rocky woodlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Leaflets have petiolules.
Leaves are subtended by stipules.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate calyx (upper lobes united, so it appears 4-lobed)
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

Perennial Sand Bean, Perennial Wild Bean, Pink Wild Bean, Pink Fuzzy-Bean