Alyceclover (Oneleaf Clover)

Scientific Name - Alysicarpus vaginalis (L) DC.
Family - Leguminosae

Perennial with trailing or ascending, smooth stems. Leaves single, round to narrow-shaped, with petioles. Lanceolate stipules at each node. Flowers purple, pink or orange, in racemes. Fruit a jointed pod (loment) which does not break apart when ripe. Reproduces by seed. Found in most disturbed areas and low open woods. Occurs throughout Florida into Georgia and west to Louisiana. Also occurs in the West Indies, South America, Tropical Africa, and Tropical Asia.