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Strophostyles leiosperma (Slickseed fuzzybean)
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Strophostyles leiosperma

Strophostyles leiosperma (Torr. & A. Gray) Piper

Slickseed Fuzzybean

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Phaseolus leiospermus, Strophostyles pauciflora

USDA Symbol: STLE6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems twining, up to about 6 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DE , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MN , MO , MS , ND , NE , NJ , NM , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI

Web Reference

Webref 80 - Illinois Wildflowers (2002) John Hilty
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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