Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia (original range obscured by cultivation)
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in riverbank scour areas, gravel bars, & disturbed areas (where persisting from cultivation), per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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

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

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-09-002:
Baptisia australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Blue Wild Indigo, Streamside Blue Indigo


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image of Baptisia australis var. australis

JK Marlow    jkm0405h_25

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Baptisia australis var. australis

JK Marlow    jkm0505l_18

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Baptisia australis var. australis

JK Marlow    jkm160516_736

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Baptisia australis var. australis

JK Marlow    jkm160516_736b

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Baptisia australis var. australis

JK Marlow    jkm160516_737

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves palmately trifoliate; leaflets 1-3" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Baptisia australis var. australis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_baptisia_australis

May        

Pea-like flowers deep blue-violet, in a long raceme extending above leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Baptisia australis var. australis

JK Marlow    jkm0407j_28

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Fruits thin-walled, plump, with a long persistent claw-shaped style, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.