Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3126

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets (rarely 1)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 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):
Phaseolus sinuatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phaseolus polystachios var. sinuatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-44-001:
Phaseolus sinuatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Bean, Trailing Wild Bean


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image of Phaseolus sinuatus

Will Stuart    wil_p_sinuatus_267

August    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers ~ 10mm long, the keel spirally coiled and splitting the wing petals, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Phaseolus sinuatus

Will Stuart    wil_p_sinuatus_269

August    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Phaseolus sinuatus

Will Stuart    wil_p_sinuatus_282

August    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaflets ovate or diamond-shaped, margins more or less sinuous, mottled, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Phaseolus sinuatus

Will Stuart    wil_p_sinuatus_289

August    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Radiating from a central point, stems are prostrate, unbranched, to 4m long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.