Carolinas and Georgia

1473

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stylosanthes biflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stylosanthes biflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-25-001:
Stylosanthes biflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pencil-flower, Sidebeak Pencil-flower


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Look for it in sandhills, dry to moist (but not wet) pine savannas & flatwoods, dry forests, woodlands, woodland borders, glades, barrens, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Orange-yellow/Whitish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 monadelphous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Stylosanthes biflora   FAMILY Fabaceae

Pencil-flower, Sidebeak Pencil-flower