Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2177

Shrub
Perennial

Native: south Florida & New World tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, formerly commonly cultivated

Look for it in disturbed areas, dry sandy woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-17 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Red
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in short, many-flowered racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Indigofera suffruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Indigofera suffruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
West Indian Indigo