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Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa

Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fernald var. comosa (L.) Fernald

American Hogpeanut

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Amphicarpaea comosa, Amphicarpaea pitcheri, Falcata comosa, Falcata pitcheri, Glycine comosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems twining, up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


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Canada: MB , ON , QC

Web Reference

Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust
Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa


Record Modified: 2023-06-20
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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