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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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image of Phaseolus polystachios, Wild Bean, Wild Kidney Bean, Thicket Bean

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3783

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Leaflets ovate to rhombic-ovate, conspicuously reticulate; stipels linear, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Phaseolus polystachios, Wild Bean, Wild Kidney Bean, Thicket Bean

JK Marlow    jkm121027_791

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Legume stipitate, 3-8cm long, 8-10mm broad, somewhat curved, glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Phaseolus polystachios, Wild Bean, Wild Kidney Bean, Thicket Bean

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_polystachios

October        

Flowers 3/8" long, with the keel petals spirally coiled, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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

 

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2672

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

map
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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

 

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