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Vigna luteola (Jacquin) Bentham. Wild Cowpea. Phen: Jul-Sep; Aug-Oct. Hab: Edges of freshwater tidal marshes, beaches, hammocks, disturbed areas, railroad embankments, low fields, in the outer Coastal Plain. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL, west to se. TX, and in the New World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Often weedy in appearance, and its nativity at a particular location difficult to judge.

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA11.1, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mex, RAB, Tx, WH3, Isely (1998), Maréchal, Mascherpa, & Stainier (1978); = Vigna marina (Burm.) Merr., correct name according to some authors based on uncertain typification; ? Vigna repens (L.) Kuntze – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
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