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 tinctoria   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia tinctoria   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-007:
Baptisia tinctoria   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Horsefly Weed, Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False-indigo, Rattleweed


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Look for it in sandhills, pine flatwoods, xeric woodlands, ridges, woodland edges, & roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

 

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

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
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 tinctoria   FAMILY Fabaceae

Horsefly Weed, Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False-indigo, Rattleweed