Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Rhynchosia texana Torrey & Gray
(Rosary Bean, Texas Snout Bean)

Family: Fabaceae

Status: Native

Rhynchosia senna Gillies ex Hooker var. texana (Torrey & Gray) M.C. Johnston
Dolicholus texanus (Torrey & Gray) Vail
Rhynchosia senna Gillies ex Hooker var. angustifolia (Gray) Grear
Rhynchosia texana Torrey & Gray

Rhynchosia texana is a prostrate and spreading herb with dark green leaflets which have impressed veins and are ciliate edged. The flowers are solitary or in pairs in leaf axils. Rhynchosia texana is found in dry ground at middle elevation.
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Rhynchosia texana, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Mtn., May 9, 2007

Rhynchosia texana, 1x field macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, July 25, 2009

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