Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1243

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in NC Mountains)

Look for it in xeric woodlands and forests, sandhills, edges, open areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
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 (11/30/12):
Rhynchosia tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchosia tomentosa var. tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-43-004:
Rhynchosia tomentosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhynchosia erecta

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhynchosia intermedia

 

COMMON NAME:
Twining Snoutbean, Erect Snoutbean


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_doer2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100606_056

June    Union County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm100606_058

June    Union County    SC

Leaves mostly 3-parted w 1-2" leaflets, tho lowermost may be unifoliolate, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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JK Marlow    jkm100606_060

June    Union County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_tomentosa

June        

Flowers borne in clusters, terminating branches or arising from leaf axils, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_tomentosa_1

June        

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Bill Stringer    wcsrhynchosia_tomentosa

June        

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Bill Stringer    wcsrhynchosiatomentosa_1

June        

Leaflets are densely hairy beneath and feel like velvet, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.