Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Perennial Sand Bean from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Perennial Sand Bean, Perennial Wild Bean, Pink Wild Bean, Pink Fuzzy-Bean
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August Oconee County SC
Leaflets not lobed; terminal leaflet 0.3-2.0 cm wide, per Weakley's Flora.
COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and pinnately compound
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_s_umbellata
Keel petal with a prominent, erect, thick-based and slightly curved beak, per Phylogenetic Systematics of Strophostyles (Fabaceae) (Riley-Hulting, 2004).
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in dry sandy or rocky woodlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Leaves have petioles.
Leaflets have petiolules.
Leaves are subtended by stipules.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate calyx (upper lobes united, so it appears 4-lobed)
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Flowers in axillary clusters
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses p182
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p395
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p110
- Southern Appalachian Wildflowers p144
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p342
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p041
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p132
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p140
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p177
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p078