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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia perfoliata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-001:
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Baptisia perfoliata

 

COMMON NAME:
Gopherweed, Catbells


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbperfoliata_wheeler

May    Wheeler County    GA

Leaves simple and perfoliate. Plant smooth, rhizomatous, 20-36" tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Baptisia perfoliata, Gopherweed, Catbells

Bill Stringer    wcsbaptisia_perfoliata

June        

A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Baptisia perfoliata, Gopherweed, Catbells

Bill Stringer    wcsbaptisia_perfoliatab

June        

Flowers solitary, axillary; corolla bright yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia perfoliata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-001:
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Baptisia perfoliata

 

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191

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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