Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2407

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in pinelands and, depending on variety, woodlands or coastal prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Cream/Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Baptisia leucophaea +   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
longbract wild indigo