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Amphicarpaea bracteata (Linnaeus) Fernald var. comosa Fassett. Hog-peanut. Phen: May-Sep; Aug-Oct. Hab: Dry to moist forests, thickets. Dist: Widely distributed in eastern North America, but more common westwards.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: {The distributions and habitats of the two or more varieties in our area require herbarium and field investigation}.

Synonymy: = Il, K1, K3, Mi, Callahan (1997), Parker (1996); = Amphicarpa bracteata var. comosa – F, G, Tat, orthographic variant; = Amphicarpaea comosa (L.) G.Don ex Loudon; < Amphicarpa bracteata – Pa, RAB, orthographic variant; < Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fernald – Ar, C, FNA11.1, GrPl, NcTx, NE, NY, SE3, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Isely (1998); < Falcata comosa (L.) Kuntze – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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