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Aeschynomene americana (Shyleaf)
Smith, R.W.

Aeschynomene americana

Aeschynomene americana L.

Shyleaf, American Joint Vetch, Joint Vetch, Deer Vetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Aeschynomene americana var. glandulosa

USDA Symbol: AEAM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (I)

Fixes nitrogen.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Loment
Size Notes: Annual or short-lived perennial to about 6 feet in height.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers pale pink, mauve or yellow with a bright yellow eye and purple or red streaks.

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aeschynomene americana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aeschynomene americana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aeschynomene americana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-12-10
Research By: JAM

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