Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


108

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in marshes, wet thickets, streambanks, bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: (3)5-7 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Brownish-purple/ Pinkish-maroon
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed broadly campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Apios americana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Apios americana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-39-001:
Apios americana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Glycine apios

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Groundnut