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Phaseolus sinuatus

Trailing Wild Bean, Sandhills Bean

Scientific Name:

Phaseolus sinuatus

Genus:

Phaseolus

Species Epithet:

sinuatus

Common Name:

Trailing Wild Bean, Sandhills Bean

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Blue, Violet

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Sandhills. ...A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic.” Weakley 2015. Rare in NC Coastal Plain/Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G5T3?

Pink blossoms arise on slender flower stalks from the trailing vines.

Will Stuart

Young leaves have 3 variegated leaflets lacking the sinuous margins of more mature leaves.

Will Stuart

Mature leaves are variegated and have sinuous margins.

Prostrate stems may be 3 to 4 meters long.

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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