Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Annual

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

Common

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

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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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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

LESS THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-49-001:
Amphicarpa bracteata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Hog-peanut


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picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

JK Marlow    jkm140816_747

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaflets ovate to rhombic-ovate, the lateral often assymmetrical, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

JK Marlow    jkm140822_949

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

JK Marlow    jkm140906_239

September    Swain County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140906_252

September    Swain County    NC

Racemes from upper axils nod on slender peduncles mostly 1-6cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

JK Marlow    jkm140906_313

September    Jackson County    NC

picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

Roxanna Martin    rlm9109_024

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Racemes of 1-17 petaliferous flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_bracteata

September        

Calyx narrowly campanulate, tube 4-6mm long, upper 2 lobes united or nearly so, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Amphicarpa bracteata, image of Amphicarpaea bracteata +

Tim Spira    tps_abracteata

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm061029_075

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Legume from petaliferous flowers is flattened, olong-linear, 1.5-4cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm121027_868

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve