Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3060

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets (lowermost usually 1)
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 difformis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchosia difformis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-43-003:
Rhynchosia difformis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhynchosia tomentosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Snoutbean


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image of Rhynchosia difformis, Snoutbean

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_doto_001_lvd

        

image of Rhynchosia difformis, Snoutbean

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_rhynchosia_difformis2

June    Dare County    NC

A prostrate or twining herbaceous vine with an angled, tawny, hairy stem, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Rhynchosia difformis, Snoutbean

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_rhynchosia_difformis3

June    Dare County    NC

This vine's 3-foliate leaves are similar to those of the erect R. tomentosa, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


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