OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-46-002:
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perennial Sand Bean, Perennial Wild Bean, Pink Wild Bean, Pink Fuzzy-Bean


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stum2_001_lvd

        

image of Strophostyles umbellata, Perennial Sand Bean, Perennial Wild Bean, Pink Wild Bean, Pink Fuzzy-Bean

JK Marlow    jkm0408j_29

August    Oconee County    SC

Leaflets not lobed; terminal leaflet 0.3-2.0 cm wide, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Strophostyles umbellata, Perennial Sand Bean, Perennial Wild Bean, Pink Wild Bean, Pink Fuzzy-Bean

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_umbellata

September        

Keel petal with a prominent, erect, thick-based and slightly curved beak, per Phylogenetic Systematics of Strophostyles (Fabaceae) (Riley-Hulting, 2004).

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-46-002:
Strophostyles umbellata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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1471

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry sandy or rocky woodlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender
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 clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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