Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Baptisia australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia australis var. australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia australis var. australis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-002:
Baptisia australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Baptisia australis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Blue Wild Indigo, Streamside Blue Indigo


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Look for it in riverbank scour areas, gravel bars, and disturbed areas (where persisting from cultivation), per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia (original range obscured by cultivation)
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, as well as waif(s)

 

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

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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



Baptisia australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

Tall Blue Wild Indigo, Streamside Blue Indigo