Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1947

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, sandy roadsides, other dry (and usually sandy and nutrient-poor) habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 7-11 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Petioles (2)5-10(15)cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue (rarely white or pinkish)
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis var. perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-12-001:
Lupinus perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis var. occidentalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lupinus perennis

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Sundial Lupine