Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4016

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Annual

Non-native: tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Macroptilium lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Macroptilium lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Phaseolus lathyroides

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Bushbean


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image of Macroptilium lathyroides

Keith Bradley    kab_m_lathyroides_72626

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

The reddish-purple flowers are produced on long stems that exceed the leaves, per Everglades Wildflowers.

image of Macroptilium lathyroides

Keith Bradley    kab_m_lathyroides_79445

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Closely related to P. vulgaris, the well-known black/kidney/pole & snap bean, per Everglades Wildflowers.