Sidebeak Pencilflower Stylosanthes biflora (Linnaeus) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenburg    Synonyms: Stylosanthes biflora var. hispidissima, Stylosanthes riparia.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Stylosanthes   

Status:

The Sidebeak Pencilflower is an uncommon plant that can be found spottily across Maryland. Data shows that the plant is most common along the coastal plain but there is a specimen from the Evitt's Creek Quad in Allegany County which was collected in 1904 that is housed in the Norton-Brown Herbarium of the University of Maryland.

Description:

The small yellow flowers and foliage of Sidebeak Pencilflower are distinctive.

Where to find:

Look for Sidebeak Pencilflower along dry wooded roadsides with lots of sun.

There are 69 records in the project database.

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Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/6/2013). Photo by Patty Craig. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/4/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (7/9/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/2/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Sidebeak Pencilflower in Charles Co., Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/30/2012). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower in bud in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Sidebeak Pencilflower blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/1982). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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