Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2059

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC) (an endemic)

Look for it in sandhills, on sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Compound: 1 leaflet (appearing simple)
Mostly alternate
Petioles 3-10cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/ Lavender (standard center reddish-purple)
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 villosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus villosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-12-003:
Lupinus villosus   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Lady Lupine, Pink Sandhill Lupine


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image of Lupinus villosus, Lady Lupine, Pink Sandhill Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm060423_100

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Standard with deep reddish purple spot, vs. diffusus' white-to-cream spot, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Lady Lupine and Sky-blue Lupine

image of Lupinus villosus, Lady Lupine, Pink Sandhill Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm060423_102

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Perennial herb with creeping stems from a deep woody taproot, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

image of Lupinus villosus, Lady Lupine, Pink Sandhill Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm060423_103

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves evergreen and simple, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

image of Lupinus villosus, Lady Lupine, Pink Sandhill Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm060423_104

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest