Monday, September 27, 2010

Twining Snoutbean (Rhynchosia tomentosa)

Rhynchosia tomentosa is known by the common names Twining Snoutbean. We found it growing on an embankment by a gravel road in Wilkes County not far from where we found the Asclepias viridiflora plant. At Fort Yargo State Park, I’ve only found it in a small area east of the swimming beach (segment 14). It bloomed in mid June.

A plant growing on a roadside embankment in Wilkes County.

A plant almost hidden by other plants on the roadside embankment in Wilkes County.

A plant growing on an embankment above the lake at Fort Yargo State Park (segment 14).

Close up of the flower head.

Developing seed pods.

Rhynchosia tomentosa
(Twining Snoutbean) is native to the southeastern United States.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Rhynchosia tomentosa (Twining Snoutbean)

- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Rhynchosia tomentosa

Identification resources:

- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Rhynchosia tomentosa (Twining Snoutbean)

- Alabama Plants: Rhynchosia tomentosa

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower Index

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