Aeschynomene americana L. (Syn: Aeschynomene americana var. depila Millsp.; Aeschynomene glandulosa Poir. ex Lam.; Aeschynomene javanica var. luxurians Miq.; Aeschynomene mexicana Colla; Aeschynomene mimulosa Miq.; Aeschynomene tricholoma Standl. & Steyerm.; Hippocrepis mimulosa Noronha;          Aeschynomene mimosula Miq.; Hippocrepis mimosula Noronha);
es-kee-no-MEE-nee — from Greek aeschyn (causing shame); refers to leaves closing up
a-mer-ih-KAY-na or a-mer-ih-KAH-na — of the Americas
commonly known as: American joint-vetch, common aeschynomene, deer-vetch, shyleaf • Hindi: सोल घास sol ghas, सोली soli • Tamil: நெட்டி netti
Native to: Central America and tropical South America; cultivated or naturalized elsewhere


Flower for ID 071011SC2:  Posting a photo for Id of flower

Date / Time – 18.09. 2011 / 11.00 am.
Location – Place – Kakuli Lake,Badalapur (Near Kalyan),Maharashtra
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Wild

This is species of Aeschynomene, most probably A. americana, native of Central America and tropical South America, naturalized in our country.

Yes Aeschynomene americana.. ,  A. aspera and A. indica.. are also available in Maharashtra

Could you locate stem nodules in the plant. Aeschynomene indica has stem nodules.

es-kee-no-MEE-nee — from Greek aeschyn (causing shame); refers to leaves closing up
a-mer-ih-KAY-na or a-mer-ih-KAH-na — of the Americas
Aug 23, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: American joint-vetch, common aeschynomene, deer-vetch, shyleaf • Hindi: सोल घास sol ghas, सोली soli • Tamil: நெட்டி netti
Native to: Central America and tropical South America; cultivated or naturalized elsewhere
some views: Nov 21, 2009 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Adding pictures of Sole grass in my property. Sole in bund and another picture is of Sole population in field bund of Acorus and Bacopa mixed crops.

Aeschynomene americana
Great catch again.
The characters which I could confirm from the pictures…..
Stem glandular hispid.
Compound leaves.Leaflets subfalcate.Petiole and rachis hispidulous.
Few flowered racemes.
Petals yellow with purplish lines.
Pods 3-9 jointed.


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Aeschynomene americana-PKA27:

Bot. name: Aeschynomene americana
Family: Fabaceae
Photographed at Mizoram.
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb

I have learnt now that Aeschynomenes have peculiarn flower colour

[Efloraofindia_Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week] Aeschynomene americana_201111PD02_ Flora of Orissa]: sharing the photograph of Aeschynomene americana from Ranpur

Name of the species: Aeschynomene americana
Family: Papilionaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, orissa
Habit: Erect herb
Habitat: Wild, along river sides, ponds

Altitude: 150 m above msl

Yes …, this is also a fodder plant in tribal belts. This is also not common in wild.


Aeschynomene americana: Species : Aeschynomene americana
Family : Leguminosae
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Grassland on hill slopes
Location : Matheran
Date : 01st September, 2012
Please note : This is exotic species and is said to be naturalised in India. But this is growing wild at Matheran.


Herb for Identification : 240912 RV 1: Request for Id for this small plant…..found at same place at Khopolo/Pali area near Mumbai and same date on 18th September.

Looks like Aeschynomene indica….

Aeschynomene americana.

Yes, Aeschynomene americana L.

Yes this plant is hairy, it is A. americana

Kas Week : Aeschynomene americana (Fabaceae): On the way to Chalakewadi from satara, clicked in Sept. 2011

Herb ID request – RK11 – 13-Oct-2012: Another herb with really pretty flowers from Karjat region. The plant parts were quite hairy.

This is an exotic weed Aeschynomene americana.

You are most welcome. Sending a few of my photographs taken at Khandala in August this year with …

Requesting ID of this pink Fabacea member – Mumbai :: 11092013 :: ARK-02 :: September 2013 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this pink Fabaceae member captured at SGNP, Mumbai in September 2013.

Aeschynomene americana, an exotic weed.

Help Id P1280852/53/57 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This plant was approx. 5 feet in height. Found at Pelhar, Thane, Maharashtra near water dam.
Find attach photos of flower, leaves and pods of the plant.

Aeschynomene americana, Fabaceae.

ANOCT88 Fabaceae herb for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

30th October 2014

I think Aeschynomene americana..

Aeschynomene indica L.


Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight: Aeschynomene americana L.from Assam KD 05 OCT15 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Attached images are Aeschynomene americana L. from Assam.


Aeschynomene americana L.
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on November 21, 2009 
along Saphale Ghat on September 28, 2009 
at Gaimukh, Thane on August 23, 2008
at Kharghar Hills on October 14, 2007

all is well done but i’m impressed with the seed pod’s architectural beauty


Aeschynomene Americana
Location: Mizoram


Fabaceae (Faboideae)Fortnight ::Aeschynomene americana ::Mizoram :: PKA-OCT-20:: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
One more photo of  Aeschynomene americana..


Aeschynomene indica for validation : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Request for validation of Aeschynomene indica from Bilaspur. Photographed in November 2020.

Looks matching !

To me appears more closer to Aeschynomene americana L. as per comparative images at Aeschynomene



UD species – 1 of Fabaceae from Guwahati: Attached images are UD species of Fabaceae. Please ID for this sp.
Date :03/11/12
Location: Maligaon, 3 No. Gate, Guwahati-11 [Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Habitat: Grows on roadside
Habit :Sub-shrub
Leaf : Pinnetly compound, paripinnate
Bract : .4cm, hairy, base of the hair swollen, red in colour
Flower : Small, light purple, 1.5cm; pedicel .8cm, hairy.
Corolla : Standard .8cm, wing .7cm & Keel(Hairy) .5cm
Fruits :not seen

You mean the inflorescence (with peduncle) is 8 cm long?
Could this be Aeschynomene sp. (pith plant)?

Thanks. Size of the flower (with pedicel) is 1.5cm; pedicel .8cm (point eight cm) not the inflorescence (with penduncle).

oh sorry …, I misread.

Again thank you for your ID up to Genus level. From your hint I could identified it as Aeschynomene americana. So please comment on ID.

Looks matching with Aeschynomene americana !


on 27th Sept 2009, at Silonda trail, SGNP, Mumbai; 22nd Nov., 2009- Mafco Colony, SGNP, Mumbai; At Nagoan, Alibag- 11 Dec, 2010; 16th of September, 2010: Lonavala, Maharashtra;
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202 ID wild plant Aeschynomene indica: 15 images.

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 22.11.2021, 09.05am
Habitat: wild, moisture, waste land/road side
Plant habit: under shrub, erect, branches, semi hard stem 06mm base diameter, old stem lite rigid, young stem hairy, totally lite purplish, annual
Height: 08 feet
Leaves: alternate size:08×01.5cm, pinnate, leaflets alternate folded towards forward if touching, ovate, oblong, size: 07×1mm
Flower: axillary, diameter:03.5mm, off-white with brown shade, non fragrant
Fruit: beans jointed hairy compressed, green into brown, size:03.5×0.3mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Yes !

I think it is close to Aeschynomene americana L. as per comparative images at Aeschynomene.

I don’t know more about this plant, dear Garg ji. But also I am sharing information and link of discussion about this plant,


Tiny Plants for ID : Nasik : 05DEC21 : AK – 03:
Very small plants near the water body at Gangapur Grasslands.

Seen last month (5.12.21).

Pl. check Aeschynomene

Aeschynomene americana looks close.