Sophora affinis

Common Name:  Eve's Necklace, Texas Sophora

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fruit (legume)--do you see why this species is commonly called Eve's necklace? legume closeup, showing the fine hairs covering the surface

leaf--this leaf is pinnately compound; do you see how the leaflets are not opposite one another? inflorescence--which subfamily of Fabaceae do these flowers belong to:  Mimosoideae, Papilionoideae, or Caesalpinioideae?

inflorescence again, showing pedicels.  Note the purple calyces, and the two flowers whose corollas have fallen off, revealing the stamens. habit and habitat--Sophora affinis is a small tree that usually occurs on limestone along creeks and rivers