Note: the characteristics that helped identify this were flowers opening before elongation of peduncle, peduncle equal or slightly exceeding the leaf, peduncle 2-8.5cm in age (was 8.5), number of flowers 1-5, most 6, and number of leaflets was 14. This corresponds to the key in Flora of North Central Texas.
Note: fruit of the species
Last week's flood had really devastated these plants. There were only a few inflorescences like this one, and I didn't see any evidence of fruit forming.
The Fabaceae or Leguminosae commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family, are a large and economically important family of flowering plants. It includes trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants perennials or annuals, which are easily recognized by their fruit (legume) and their compound, stipulated leaves. The group is widely distributed and is the third-largest land plant family in terms of number of species, behind only the Orchidaceae and Asteraceae, with 730 genera and over 19,400...