Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
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JK Marlow jkm0406a_17
June York County SC
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
['Cupani'] Similar to L. latifolius, but has very few flowers per raceme, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Herbaceous vine; Forb
Habitat: Cultivated, and occasionally persisting, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: southern Europe
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Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
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