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Stylosanthes biflora (Sidebeak pencilflower)
Cressler, Alan

Stylosanthes biflora

Stylosanthes biflora (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

Sidebeak Pencilflower

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Stylosanthes biflora var. hispidissima, Stylosanthes floridana, Stylosanthes riparia, Stylosanthes riparia var. setifera

USDA Symbol: STBI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , AZ , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Barred Yellow
(Eurema daira)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-11-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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