|Scientific Name||Stylosanthes biflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||STBI2|
|Common Name||Pencilflower, Sidebeak Pencilflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26973|
|Description||Habitat: Open areas, sandy soils.
Plant: Upright to sprawling perennial, one to many-branched, wiry stems up to 2 feet long.
Leaves: Alternate composite leaves spaced out along stems, each with three narrowly-elliptic leaflets 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long with entire, hairy margins.
Inflorescence: Small (~3/8-inch across) yellow flowers growing singly from leaf axils and in terminal clusters of one to a few on short pedicels; pea-like flowers have two yellow to yellow-orange upright banners with orange veins and two wings enclosing the keel.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and Illinois Wildflowers.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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