Soybean! That’s not a native plant!! What’s it doing in this blog?
Well, it is in the USDA Plants database and also in the Field Guide to Indiana Wildflowers by Kay Yatskievych.
A lot of agricultural plants reproduce and can continue to be seen for years after they are no longer farmed in a field. So, here it is, a part of the Hoosier flora. In some years and in some areas it’s way more abundant than any other plant around, so you might as well learn what it looks like.