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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Macroptilium lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, Wild Bushbean

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, Wild Bushbean

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.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Macroptilium lathyroides   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Phaseolus lathyroides

 

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4016

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Annual

Non-native: tropical America

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-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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