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Aeschynomene indica Linnaeus. clade: Aeschynomene. Southern Jointvetch. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Marshes, ditches, disturbed wetlands. Dist: Apparently native to se. North America, from NC west to AR, south to s. FL, TX, and Mexico (TAM, TAB); now widespread in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World and New World.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: A member of the American sect. Aeschynomene clade (Oliveira Silva Cardoso et al. 2019). At least some s. TX material may represent Aeschynomene evenia C. Wright (see Correll & Johnston (1970)

Other Comments: Perry, Ware, & McKenney-Mueller (1998) discuss the occurrence of this species in VA. Apparently a tetraploid derivative of A. evenia and A. scabra (Arrighi et al. 2013).

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl3, FNA11.1, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mo2, RAB, SE3, Va, WH3, Carulli, Tucker, & Dill (1988), Isely (1998), Rudd (1955); = n/a – C; < Aeschynomene virginica (L.) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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