Is this a poisonous plant?

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Date Photo Taken: 05/01/2014
Location: Dahlonega, GA
Posted By: zocoma

Notes:

This fast growing plant grows between the woods and road in north GA. It emerges green and looks similar to clover but rapidly grows look reddish bronze. The leaves are fuzzy. I don’t know if it flowers but am hesitant to touch it. Thanks for helping identify this!

COMMENTS

  1. Traces Unregistered says:

    Looks like loropetalum

    May 2nd, 2014 at 10:37 pm
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I agree, a fabaceae like clover, definitely not one of the rhus or toxicodendrons…

    Google is being very uncooperative this morning…

    But I wonder if it might be Rhynchosia…

    I always encourage my fabaceae the poor GA soil needs all the help the plants can provide…

    May 3rd, 2014 at 8:01 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare to prostrate beggar lice: http://www.florafinder.com/Species/Desmodium_rotundifolium.php

    May 3rd, 2014 at 8:54 am
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I agree on the desmodium id.
    I couldn’t find pictures of the plant with the purple leaves, but I did find pictures that matched the growth habit.

    Good wildlife plant:
    http://ozarkedgewildflowers.com/summer-wildflowers/dollar-leaf-desmodium-rotundifolium/

    May 5th, 2014 at 9:17 am

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