Strophostyles leiosperma (Torr. & A.Gray) Piper  
Family: Fabaceae
slick-seed fuzzy bean, small-flowered wild bean, small-flowered wooly bean
[Phaseolus leiospermus Torr. & A.Gray, Phaseolus pauciflorus Benth., Strophostyles pauciflora (Benth.) S.Watson]
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Etymology: Strophostyles: from strophe for "a turning" and stylos for "a style"
Plants: twining, annual, herbaceous vine
Leaves: densely hairy, stalked, oblong to lance-shaped, 1/2"-3" long, 3-parted
Flowers: 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence a loose, long-stalked head of stalkless flowers
Fruits: 1/2"-1" long pod coiling when open; several woolly seeds
Habitat: dry to moist; shores, dunes, woods; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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