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
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key