Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2188

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to near Highlands, NC, and apparently disjunct in SC Sandhills

Look for it in forests and outcrop edges on high elevation granitic domes, also clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 13-21 leaflets (usually)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pale pink/ Whitish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Robinia hartwigii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia viscosa var. hartwegii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-003:
Robinia hartwigii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Robinia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) (Isely & Peabody, 1984)
Robinia viscosa var. hartwigii

 

COMMON NAME:
Granite Dome Locust, Highlands Locust, Hartwig's Locust