Selected Herbarium Specimen Details (1) Download

Family Name:Fabaceae
Currently Accepted Name:Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb.
Locality:USA. Florida. Duval Co.: Sawmill Slough Preserve. 30º 16’ 34” N 81º 30’ 58” W
Description:Uncommon herbaceous annual or short-lived perennial, trailing on the ground and to ca. 35-40 cm [dm?] tall; stem pubescent; leaves alternate, trifoliate, the leaflets entire, ovate to lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, upper surface glabrous, lower surface strigose; flowers [inflorescence] axillary, flowers in terminal racemes, papilionate, deep red to purple, the wing petals longer than the others; fruit dehiscent, linear, several seeded. 
Habitat:Disturbed edge of a slash pine [Pinus elliottii] forest; associates include Eupatorium leptophyllum, Mimosa strigillosa, Centella asiatica, Wahlenbergia marginata, and several grasses.
Reproductive State:Flower, Fruit
Elevation:38 ft
Collector:J. McGregor 3
Date:Jul 2011
Accession No:261238

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