bipinnate, compound, dissected
May - October
0.0 - 0.2
Neptunia can be distinguished from other similar bipinnately compound legumes by the presence of a stipe on the legume. Neptunia pubescens can be distinguished by having 14-43 pairs of leaflets, 20-30 flowers per head, a 0-4 mm long stipe and a 1-2 mm long calyx (including lobes) while the calyx of N. pubescens ranges from 2-2.7 mm long calyx (including lobes).
Seeds average approximately 47,000/lb.
Desirable to cattle as forage.
Neptunia pubescens normally grows in grasslands but is often found in other sandy areas. It has been reported from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas (USDA 1998).
Dry sandy or grassland areas.