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The plant can be identified by its angled, vining stems, rounded leaflets, and purple flowers. The leaflets of the leaves are thick and have reticulate venation.
Native to the South-Eastern and Southern states. Dry sandy woods, savannahs. This one was photographed at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve near Windsor (Aiken County), SC.
Flowering spring-summer (May-Jun).