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Plant Details

Phaseolus sinuatus

Trailing Wild Bean, Sandhills Bean

Scientific Name:

Phaseolus sinuatus

Common Name:

Trailing Wild Bean, Sandhills Bean

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Blue/Violet

Light:

Part Sun

Soil Moisture:

Dry(*)

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

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

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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


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