Carolinas and Georgia

2672

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phaseolus polystachios   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phaseolus polystachios var. polystachios   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-44-002:
Phaseolus polystachios   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Bean, Wild Kidney Bean, Thicket Bean


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Look for it in thickets, woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Uncommon

 

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets (rarely 1)
Mostly alternate
Margins entire
Leaves are subtended by persistent stipules.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in loose, slender racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Phaseolus polystachios   FAMILY Fabaceae

Wild Bean, Wild Kidney Bean, Thicket Bean