Carolinas and Georgia

1470

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Strophostyles helvola   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Strophostyles helvola   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Strophostyles helvula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-46-001:
Strophostyles helvola   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Annual Sand Bean, Beach Pea, Trailing Wild Bean, Trailing Fuzzy-Bean


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Look for it on coastal dunes, beaches, dry sandy woodlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Annual

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

Common

 

full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Leaflets have petiolules.
Stipules are persistent.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate calyx (upper lobes united, so it appears 4-lobed)
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Strophostyles helvola   FAMILY Fabaceae

Annual Sand Bean, Beach Pea, Trailing Wild Bean, Trailing Fuzzy-Bean