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Aeschynomene indica

Aeschynomene indica L.

southern joint-vetch

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: AEIN
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aeschynomene indica
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Aeschynomene
FAMILY CODE: FABACE

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 1
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 1
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 0
TREE: 0
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 0

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 1
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 0
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

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NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 0
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

NCBG PHENOLOGY
bloom_time: Jul-Oct
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Butterfly Friendly: 0
Bird Friendly: 0
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

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Soil Average: 0
Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

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Last Modified: 0000-00-00

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: AEIN
USDA Common Name: Indian Jointvetch
Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TX, VA), USA+ (PR)
Duration: Annual, Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S2? (S2?)
GLOBAL RANK: G5
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TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aeschynomene indica
COMMON NAME: Southern Joint-vetch
SYNONYMY: [= GW, I, K, Mo, SE, Va, WH3, Y, Z; < A. virginica - S]
PHENOLOGY: Jul-Oct.
HABITAT: Marshes, ditches, disturbed wetlands.
COMMENTS: Apparently native to se. North America, from NC west to AR, south to s. FL and TX, now widespread in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World and New World. Perry, Ware, & McKenney-Mueller (1998) discuss the occurrence of this species in VA. Apparently a tetraploid derivative of A. evenia and A. scabra (Arrighi et al. 2013).
RANGE MAP: Aeschynomene indica.png

ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Fabaceae Lindley 1836 or LEGUMINOSAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Legume Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 730 genera and 20,000 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Isely (1990)=SE (throughout the family treatment); Isely (1998)=I; Lewis et al. (2005); Wojciechowski, Lavin, & Sanderson (2004); Wilbur (1963a); Robertson & Lee (1976).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Aeschynomene Linnaeus 1753 (Joint-vetch)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 175 species, herbs and shrubs, pantropical and warm temperate.
REFERENCE: Arrighi et al. (2013); Carulli, Tucker, & Dill (1988)=Z; Rudd (1955)=Y; Isely (1998)=I. Key adapted in part from SE.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Aeschynomene indica in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Aeschynomene indica in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Aeschynomene indica in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Aeschynomene indica in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Aeschynomene indica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aeschynomene indica

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