OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-002:
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Indigo-bush


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image of Amorpha schwerinii, Piedmont Indigo-bush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_amorpha_schwerini_1

April    Catawba County    NC

Calyx lobes approach, = or exceed length of calyx tube; racemes 3-8(15)cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Amorpha schwerinii, Piedmont Indigo-bush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_amorpha_schwerini_2

July    Catawba County    NC

Lvs inconspicuously but densely short-pubescent above, densely pilose belneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Amorpha schwerinii, Piedmont Indigo-bush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_schwerini_0152

October    Catawba County    NC

Taller shrubs, usually 1-3 (-4) m tall, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-002:
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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2225

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: forests and woodlands, primarily rather xeric and rocky (though not exclusively so), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: (9)17-25 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Deep rose/ Purple
Usually bisexual
5-lobed calyx
1 petal
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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