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Aeschynomene virginica

Aeschynomene virginica (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

northern joint-vetch, sensitive joint-vetch

Aeschynomene virginica (Northern Joint-vetch)
image by Sorrie, Bruce A.

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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: AEVI3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aeschynomene virginica
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Aeschynomene
FAMILY CODE: FABACE

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 1
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 0

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
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Butterfly Friendly: 0
Bird Friendly: 0
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

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Soil Well-drained: 0

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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 9842
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ID IMAGE3: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-08-22

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: AEVI3
USDA Common Name: Virginia Jointvetch
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA)
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Federal Endangered: Threatened

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL

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

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ONLINE SYSTEM

ECOS IDCritical HabitatFederal Listing StatusSpecial RulesWhere ListedView
855N/A Threatened N/AWherever foundDetail

This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System.
STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S1 (S1)
GLOBAL RANK: G2
STATE STATUS: T
US STATUS: LT
TRACKED STATUS: Y: Track all extant and selected historical EOs

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aeschynomene virginica
COMMON NAME: Northern Joint-vetch, Sensitive Joint-vetch
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, G, I, K, Pa, RAB, SE, Va, Y, Z; < A. virginica - S (also see A. indica)]
PHENOLOGY: Jul-Oct.
HABITAT: Fresh to brackish tidal marshes and adjacent ditches, fields, and disturbed areas.
COMMENTS: NJ to ne. NC. Generally not weedy in most of its range, but in NC (now) found mostly in weedy situations, such as ditches or fields hydrologically connected to tidal waters. See Tyndall, Holt, & Lam (1996) and Belden & Van Alstine (2003) for additional information on habitat, population biology, and survey techniques. See Baskin et al. (1998) for additional information about seed germination and viability. Apparently a tetraploid derivative of A. rudis and A. scabra (Arrighi et al. 2013).
RANGE MAP: Aeschynomene virginica.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 virginica in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Aeschynomene virginica in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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

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