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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Indigofera suffruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Indigofera suffruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Indigofera suffruticosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Indigofera suffruticosa

 

COMMON NAME:
West Indian Indigo


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image of Indigofera suffruticosa, West Indian Indigo

John B. Nelson    jbn_8748071477_1b204e3636

May        

Crimson to rust-red flowers grow in short, many-flowered racemes, per Indigofera suffruticosa, wild indigo FABACEAE - USDA FS (Francis).

image of Indigofera suffruticosa, West Indian Indigo

Ron Lance    rwl2177_a

August        

Stems ~ straight. Light green leaves w narrowly oblong, pubescent leaflets, per Indigofera suffruticosa, wild indigo FABACEAE - USDA FS (Francis).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Indigofera suffruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Indigofera suffruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Indigofera suffruticosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Indigofera suffruticosa

 

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2177

Shrub
Perennial

Native: south Florida & New World tropics

Rare/Waif(s), formerly commonly cultivated and locally weedy, perhaps no longer present in our area

Habitat: Disturbed areas, dry sandy woodlands, formerly commonly cultivated; in NC, SC, and GA, formerly locally established as a weed in the period of its cultivation, but perhaps no longer present, per Weakley's Flora

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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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