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[Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (L.) Fernald, more]
Etymology: Amphicarpaea: Greek for "two-seeded" referring to two kinds of seed
Plants: twining, annual, 6"-60" long, herbaceous vine
Leaves: long stalked, divided into 3 broadly oval leaflets
Flowers: white to lavender, 5-parted, 1/2" long, stalked; inflorescence a loose cluster from the leaf axil; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: flat, oblong pod pointed at both ends, usually with 3-seeded
Habitat: moderate moisture to wet; woods, forests, meadows, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FAC Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions