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Eve's Necklace (Sophora affinis) Fabaceae

Walnut Creek Linear Trails

7.4.13

Sources: www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/PlantPics_archive.htm (Under Fabaceae, click on Sophora affinis); www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STAF4; npsot.org/TrinityForks/TrinityForksWeb/NICE/EvesNecklaceI...; www.aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/sopho...; www.greatstems.com/2010/04/the-graceful-eves-necklace.html; www.plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=STAF4&photoID....

Note: www.usda.gov lists this as Eve's necklacepod (Styphnolobium affine); Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas by Tull and Miller, p. 194 & 236.

Note from Tull and Miller: Fruit: Black leathery pod, pinched between seeds (resembling beads on necklace); seeds black. The seeds may be poisonous.

Note the new fruit (green) and the old fruit (purple/black).

 

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Taken on July 4, 2013