Legumes

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Legume characteristics:

  • distinct showy flowers

    • banner, wings and keel​ petals

  • broad leaves typically compound

    • pinnate or trifoliate​

  • feather-like or netted leaf veins

  • legumes included here are non-woody

  • taproots

Slender Lespedeza

Lespedeza virginica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Illinois Bundleflower

Desmanthus illinoensis

Leadplant

Amorpha canescens

Longbract Wild Indigo

Baptisia bracteata

Low Hop Clover

Trifolium campestre

Prairie Acacia

Acacia angustissima

Purple Prairie Clover

Delea purpurea

Roundhead Lespedeza

Lespedeza capitata

Scurfpea

Psoralidium tenuiflorum

Sericea Lespedeza

Lespedeza cuneata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon...

Slender Dalea

Dalea enneandra

Slender Lespedeza

Lespedeza virginica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon...

Tephrosia

Tephrosia virginiana

Tickclover (sessile-leaf)

Desmodium sessilifolium

Trailing Wildbean

Strophostyles helvula

White Clover

Trifolium repens

Wild Indigo (Blue)

Baptisia australis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon...

Wooly Loco

Astragalus mollissimus

Yellow Neptune

Neptunia lutea

Yellow Sweet Clover

Melilotus officinalis