Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Strophostyles leiosperma (Torr. & A.Gray) Piper image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           
Family Fabaceae
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"
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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

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All Strophostyles list Google- Images or Text
Phaseolus leiospermus Torr. & A.Gray
Phaseolus pauciflorus Benth.
Strophostyles pauciflora (Benth.) S.Watson

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