Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fernald  
Family: Fabaceae
American hog-peanut, hog-peanut
[Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (L.) Fernald, Amphicarpaea bracteata var. pitcheri (L.) Fernald, Amphicarpaea comosa (L.) G.Don, Amphicarpaea monoica (L.) Elliott, Amphicarpaea pitcheri Torr. & A.Gray, Falcata comosa (L.) Kuntze, Falcata pitcheri (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze, Glycine bracteata L., Glycine comosa L., Glycine monoica L.]
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Christopher Noll  
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
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Merel R. Black  
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