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Phaseolus maculatus (Spotted bean)
Leander, Bruce

Phaseolus maculatus

Phaseolus maculatus Scheele

Spotted Bean, Metcalf Bean

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Phaseolus metcalfei

USDA Symbol: PHMA17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems prostrate or twining, up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1236 Collected 2008-10-22 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 11 - Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness (2012) Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences & the Dale A. Zimmerman Herbarium

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-05
Research By: DEW

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