Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Strophostyles leiosperma (Torr. & A.Gray) Piper
slick-seed fuzzy bean, small-flowered wild bean
Strophostyles: from strophe for "a turning" and stylos for "a style"
leiosperma: leios for "smooth;" sperma for "seed"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||twining, annual, herbaceous vine|
|Flower: ||5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence a loose, long-stalked head of stalkless flowers|
|Fruit:||1/2"-1" long pod coiling when open; several woolly seeds|
|Leaf:||densely hairy, stalked, oblong to lance-shaped, 1/2"-3" long, 3-parted|
|Habitat: ||dry to moist; shores, dunes, woods; in sandy soil|