Carolinas and Georgia

1983

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tephrosia hispidula   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tephrosia hispidula   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-34-004:
Tephrosia hispidula   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cracca hispidula

 

COMMON NAME:
Sprawling Hoary-pea


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Look for it in pine savannas and other pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

 

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-23 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Pink/ Red/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Stamens diadelphous
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Tephrosia hispidula   FAMILY Fabaceae

Sprawling Hoary-pea