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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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This is a frequent prostrate herbaceous wildflower of sandhills and dry open hammocks mostly in the north and central peninsula and in Okaloosa, Lee, Martin & Miami-Dade Counties. Rhynchosia michauxii also occurs in Georgia and North Carolina.
The stems have gray hairs and are usually trailing along the ground, The single unifoliolate (single) leaves are alternate with ovoid hairy blades with entire margins and longer than wide. Clusters of yellow, pea-shaped flowers appear in the leaf axils surrounded by five-lobed hairy calyces. Michaux's snoutbean fruit is a pod that barely extends beyond the caylx.
Date record last modified:
Dec 07, 2018