Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1251

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas?
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in mountain woodlands, and introduced elsewhere, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-13 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-008:
Robinia kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kelsey's Locust


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image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

Ron Lance    rwl_kelseyi_2

April        

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

Ron Lance    rwl_kelseyi_1

May        

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_108

June    Transylvania County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_113

June    Transylvania County    NC

Racemes to 1dm long, 5-8 flowered, with glandular-hirsute rachis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_118

June    Transylvania County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_120

June    Transylvania County    NC

Calyx lobes narrow and often caudate, longer than the calyx tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of pink-flowering Locust species

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_127

June    Transylvania County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_130

June    Transylvania County    NC

Leaflets 9-13, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Locust species

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

JK Marlow    jkm090607_150

June    Transylvania County    NC