Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1490

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in NC Mountains)

Look for it in woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-17 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White/ Pink/ Red/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Stamens diadelphous
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):
Tephrosia spicata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tephrosia spicata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-34-003:
Tephrosia spicata   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue


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image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crsp7_001_lvd

        

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_tephrosia_spicata_3_s

March        

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm0506q_07b

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers white at first, soon turning pink, then reddish purple, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm100624_035

June    Greenville County    SC

Plants conspicuously tawny long-pilose with rusty brown hairs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm100624_039

June    Greenville County    SC

Legume 3-5cm long, 4-6mm broad, sparesly to moderately pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm100624_041

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm120623_118b

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Calyx 6-7mm long, sparsely to more typically dense pilose or villous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm120623_118c

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm120623_125

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Leaflets 9-17, oblong-obovate to obovate or elliptic, 1-2.7(3.7)cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm160611_010

June    McCormick County    SC

Few-flowered racemes at the ends of long slender axillary or terminal stalks, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm170624_349

June    Pickens County    SC

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    s060603_a

June        SC

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm0507l_09

July    Oconee County    SC

Flowers initially white, turning overnight to pink and maroon, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm090704_011

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    jkm090704_014

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    s050727_b

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Tephrosia spicata, Spiked Hoary-pea, Brown-hair Tephrosia, Tawny Goat's Rue

JK Marlow    s050727_c

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Plant ascending to sprawling, rusty hairy. Leaflets w a sharp-pointed tip, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


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