Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2418

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills and other dryish pinelands, esp in loamy sands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-9(15) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Petals & petaloid staminodes white
5-lobed calyx
5 monadelphous stamens + petaloid staminodes
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a corymbosely aggregated spike

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):
Dalea pinnata var. pinnata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dalea pinnata var. pinnata   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-20-001:
Petalostemon pinnatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Summer Farewell, Eastern Prairie-clover