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Strophostyles umbellata - (Willd.) Britton

Common Name Pink fuzzybean, Perennial wild bean
Family Leguminosae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Sandy soils of fields, forest edges, meadows and woodlands and clearings, mainly near the coast.
Range Native to fields and woods in the southeastern and central United States.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Strophostyles umbellata Pink fuzzybean, Perennial wild bean


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Strophostyles umbellata is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7.
It can fix Nitrogen.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Glycine umbellata Willd. Phaseolus umbellatus Britton. S. umbellata var. paludigena Fernald. S. umbellata var. umbellata

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Nitrogen fixer. Invertebrates shelter: beneficial for insects and other arthropods [1-2].

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Food Forest  Nitrogen Fixer

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Cultivation details

A perennial herbaceous climbing vine. Prefers light (sandy) to medium soils in semi-shade to full sun conditions. A dry to moist soil. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. Herbaceous. Growth habit is a single or multiple shooting vine from a crown [1-2].

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Plant Propagation

From seed- direct sow outdoors in fall. Self-sows freely.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Pink fuzzybean ,perennial wild bean, perennial woolly bean

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Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Not Listed.

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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