Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2408

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in glades, barrens, & open woodlands over limestone (or other calcareous rocks) & diabase (or other mafic rocks), in areas that were formerly prairies, barrens, glades, or oak savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
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 australis var. aberrans   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia australis var. aberrans   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-09-002?:
Baptisia australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Monograph of genus Baptisia (M.M. Larisey, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1940a)
Baptisia minor var. aberrans

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Baptisia australis var. minor

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo