Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2225

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in forests and woodlands, primarily rather xeric and rocky (though not exclusively so), per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable ...Dry

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

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 (1968) 098-18-002:
Amorpha schwerinii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Indigo-bush