Amphicarpaea bracteata

Common Name: 
Scientific Name: 
Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fern.
Family Name: 
Fabaceae (Leguminosae) - Pea or Bean Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native annual or short-lived perennial, reproducing by seed
herbaceous vine, twining or trailing, thin, slightly pubescent
Stems of Hog-Peanut
alternate, compound with three leaflets, long petiole, leaflets broadly ovate to somewhat triangular the end one larger that the two side ones and longer stalked, sharp pointed, usually asymmetric bases, leaf stem hairy
Leaves of Hog-Peanut
Leaves of Hog-Peanut
peal-like, elongate and somewhat narrow, pale purple or creamy white, axillary racemes, long stemmed, somewhat compact, cleistogamous flowers present, lacking petals and producing one seeded fruits at or under soil surface
pod, flat, oblong, green, 3 or 4-seeded, seeds spotted, cleistogamous pod one-seeded