Carolinas and Georgia

2406

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-006:
Baptisia lanceolata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gopherweed, Lanceleaf Wild Indigo


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Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon (rare in SC), a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic

 

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY Fabaceae

Gopherweed, Lanceleaf Wild Indigo