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

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

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm060423_104

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest