Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3111

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Unifoliolate (theoretically compound but having only 1 leaflet and appearing simple), rarely with a few upper leaves trifoliolate
Mostly alternate, closely spaced, often appearing to be a basal rosette
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bright 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 reniformis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchosia reniformis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-43-001:
Rhynchosia reniformis   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dollarweed, Dollarleaf, Roundleaf Snoutbean


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image of Rhynchosia reniformis, Dollarweed, Dollarleaf, Roundleaf Snoutbean

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dosi_001_lvd

        

image of Rhynchosia reniformis, Dollarweed, Dollarleaf, Roundleaf Snoutbean

Will Stuart    wil_r_reniformis_900

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Grows in similar habitats as R. difformis but has 1-foliate leaves, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Rhynchosia reniformis, Dollarweed, Dollarleaf, Roundleaf Snoutbean

Will Stuart    wil_r_reniformis_900b

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers are pealike, bright yellow, about 12mm long, and densely clustered, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Rhynchosia reniformis, Dollarweed, Dollarleaf, Roundleaf Snoutbean

Will Stuart    wil_r_reniformis_913

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaf blades rounded to kidney-shaped, 2-5cm long and wide, long-stalked, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.