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Neptunia lutea (Yellow sensitive briar)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Neptunia lutea

Neptunia lutea (Leavenworth) Benth.

Yellow Sensitive Briar, Yellow Puff

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Neptunia lutea var. multipinnatifida

USDA Symbol: NELU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Yellow sensitive briar is a member of the Legume Family and has pinnately compound leaves and oval heads of yellow flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , LA , MS , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

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National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1176 Collected 2008-06-27 in Galveston County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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