Wild Florida Photo - Rhynchosia michauxii

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Rhynchosia michauxii

MICHAUX'S SNOUTBEAN

Florida native

 

This is a frequent prostrate herbaceous wildflower of sandhills and dry open hammocks mostly in the north and central peninsula and in Okaloosa, Lee, Martin & Miami-Dade Counties. Rhynchosia michauxii also occurs in Georgia and North Carolina.
The stems have gray hairs and are usually trailing along the ground, The single unifoliolate (single) leaves are alternate with ovoid hairy blades with entire margins and longer than wide. Clusters of yellow, pea-shaped flowers appear in the leaf axils surrounded by five-lobed hairy calyces. Michaux's snoutbean fruit is a pod that barely extends beyond the caylx.

 
Rhynchosia michauxii is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.

Other species of the Rhynchosia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Rhynchosia cinerea - BROWNHAIR SNOUTBEAN