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Virginia Jointvetch (Aeschynomene virginica (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.)

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A rare and endangered annual legume native to a small region of the east coast of the U.S.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species is also native to Mexico, from the Yucatan Peninsula and slightly southwest, but we have not yet built this portion of its range map.


Low intertidal zoness in freshwater tidal marshes in the mid-Atlantic U.S., in mucky, sandy, or gravely soils. Prefers disturbed areas on these sites, where there is less competition from other plants.

Occasionally has been found in roadside ditches and wet fields, but not sustaining populations in these habitats.

Aeschynomene virginica (Virginia Jointvetch) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Aeschynomene virginica | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Aeschynomene virginica | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Sensitive Jointvetch | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)