Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Strophostyles helvula (L.) Elliott image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Fabaceae
Strophostyles helvula (L.) Elliott
annual woolly bean, trailing fuzzy bean, trailing wild bean
Strophostyles: from strophe for "a turning" and stylos for "a style"
helvula: yellowish
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Status: Native
Plant: twining, annual, up to 40" long, herbaceous vine
Flower: pink to purple, 5-parted, 1/2" long; inflorescence a loose, long-stalked head of stalkless flowers
Fruit:1 1/2"-3 1/2" long, rounded pod coiling when open; several woolly seeds
Leaf:mostly smooth, stalked, oval, 1/2"-3" long, 3-parted, some with side lobes
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil and cinders
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Phaseolus helvulus L.
Strophostyles angulosa (Willd.) Elliott var. missouriensis S.Watson
Strophostyles helvula (L.) Elliott var. missouriensis (S.Watson) Britton

         
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