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Aeschynomene virginica

Aeschynomene virginica (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

Northern Jointvetch, Virginia Jointvetch

Fabaceae (Pea family)


USDA Symbol: AEVI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"Stems erect, branched, to 1 m or more, sparsely pustulate-hairy above." (bibref: 420).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: "To 1 m or more." (bibref: 420).
Leaf: "Leaves odd-pinnate, the leaflets very numerous, oblong, 1-2 cm." (bibref: 420).
Flower: "Racemes often leafy; flowers 1-6, yellow with red veins, 10-15 mm, subtended by ovate, sessile, serrate bracts." (bibref: 420).
Fruit: "Fruit 2-7 cm, on a stipe 1.5-2 cm; joints 4-10, each 5-8 x 5-6 mm, sparsely pustulate-hairy." (bibref: 420).

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: "Flowers 1-6, yellow with red veins." (bibref: 420).


USA: DE , MD , NC , NJ , PA , VA
Native Distribution: "Southern N.J. to S.C.." (bibref: 420).
Native Habitat: "Sandy or muddy river-banks and fresh to brackish tidal shores." (bibref: 420).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q24J
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW OBL
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 virginica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aeschynomene virginica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aeschynomene virginica


Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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