Zornia bracteata J.F. Gmel. - Viperina
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - May - October.
Habitat - Sandhills, flatwoods, sandy roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This neat species can be found in the southeastern corner of Alabama. The plant is found in dry, sandy soil. Z. bracteata is easy to identify becasue of its prostrate stems, palmately compound leaves, bracteate inflorescences, yellow flowers, and spiked fruits. The plant can form large mats if left untouched.
Photographs taken 7-23-05.