Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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Learn more about American Hog-peanut from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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JK Marlow jkm140816_747
August Jackson County NC
High Hampton Inn
Leaflets ovate to rhombic-ovate, the lateral often assymmetrical, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and pinnately compound
JK Marlow jkm140906_252
September Swain County NC
Racemes from upper axils nod on slender peduncles mostly 1-6cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Roxanna Martin rlm9109_024
September Spartanburg County SC
Racemes of 1-17 petaliferous flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_bracteata
Calyx narrowly campanulate, tube 4-6mm long, upper 2 lobes united or nearly so, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm061029_075
October Oconee County SC
Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District
Legume from petaliferous flowers is flattened, olong-linear, 1.5-4cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Look for it in dry to moist forests, thickets, per Weakley's Flora
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Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Petiolule of center leaflet much longer than those of lateral leaflets
5-lobed narrowly campanulate calyx, the upper two sepals united making it 4-lobe
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p134
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p209
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p110
- Southern Appalachian Wildflowers p142
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p332
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p124
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p161
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p331
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p078