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Wildflowers

Amberique Bean

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Sergio Mendoza

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    Sergio Mendoza
Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Strophostyles helvola

Common Names: Amberique Bean, Trailing Fuzzy Bean, Annual Wooly Bean

Description

Leaves are 2-5 cm long and are oblong. Purple flowers grow at the top of long stalks and then fade to green. Flowers are 8-13 mm long, but the pods are 4-10 cm long. Houma, Choctaw, and Iroquois used this for food and medicine. Member of legume family.

Bloom Color(s): pink

Duration: Annual

Bloom Period: March to October

Plant Family: Fabaceae

Growth Habit: Vine,Forb/herb