Aeschynomene indica L. - Southern Joint Vetch
Family - Fabaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Ditches, marshes, swamps, pond and lake margins.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species has only been recently reported in two or three Missouri counties. It is much more common in states to the southeast of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its erect stems, many leaflets per leaf, and stiped fruits. The leaflets range in size from 2.5-13mm long and 1-2.5mm broad and have a single midrib (median nerve). The flowers are pale yellow and the fruits have segments ranging in size from 4-5mm wide.
Photographs taken at Arkansas Post National Memorial, AR., 8-31-06.