Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Baptisia albescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia albescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-009:
Baptisia alba   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrow-pod White Wild Indigo, Spiked Wild Indigo


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Look for it in dry woodlands, pine flatwoods, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in SC, rare in NC & in GA Mountains & Piedmont

 

full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Baptisia albescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

Narrow-pod White Wild Indigo, Spiked Wild Indigo