Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Phaseolus polystachios (Linnaeus) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenburg. Section: Paniculati. Subsection: Volubili. Wild Bean, Wild Kidney Bean. Phen: Jul-Sep; Aug-Oct. Hab: Thickets, woodlands, seemingly declining. Dist: S. ME west to OH, IL, and MO, south to s. FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, G, Il, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, SE3, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Isely (1998); = Phaseolus polystachios var. polystachios – K1, K3, Mo1, WH3; = Phaseolus polystachyus – S, Debouck (2021), orthographic variant; = Phaseolus polystachyus ssp. polystachyus – K4, Freytag & Debouck (2002); = Phaseolus polystachyus var. polystachyus – Maréchal, Mascherpa, & Stainier (1978); > Phaseolus polystachios var. aquilonius – F; > Phaseolus polystachios var. polystachios – F

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