Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Fabaceae
Amphicarpa bracteata (Hog-peanut)
Flower colorlavender
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingtrifoliolate
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorgreen
Flowering datesAug
HabitatMoist woods
LocalityThroughout
DescriptionThis an annual, scrambling plant with twining stems and trifoliate leaves. The upper flowers are pale blue and produce a small pea-like pod. It also produced flowers near the ground that do not open. The fruit of these lower flowers develop under ground like a peanut.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS
Leaf photoKBS