Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Amphicarpaea bracteata +   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amphicarpaea bracteata +   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-49-001:
Amphicarpa bracteata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Hog-peanut


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Look for it in dry to moist forests, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Annual

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

Common

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Petiolule of center leaflet much longer than those of lateral leaflets

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple/Lilac/White
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed narrowly campanulate calyx, the upper two sepals united making it 4-lobe
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Amphicarpaea bracteata +   FAMILY Fabaceae

American Hog-peanut