Produces two types of flowers. The first is an unbranched, elongated inflorescence with pedicellate flowers maturing from the bottom up. These flowers open before fertilization and are usually cross-pollinated (chasmogamous). The other flowers are self-fertilized without opening (cleistogamous) and are produced on creeping branches near the ground.
Trifoliate, with broadly lanceolate to ovate leaflets.
Smooth or covered with short hairs, coil around a support for climbing
Open woods, thickets
The fruit is a sickle-shaped, thin-walled legume, 4-6 mm long.
This page is a profile for the plant species Amphicarpaea bracteata, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.