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
Calyx lobes feathery silvery white; 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

Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)

 

COMMON NAME:
Summer Farewell, Eastern Prairie-clover


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image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Will Stuart    wil_d_pinnata_pin_habitat

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Will Stuart    wil_d_pinnata_pinnata_605

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves to 18mm long, leaflets linear and glabrous, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Will Stuart    wil_d_pinnata_pinnata_617

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flower heads dense; calyx lobes feathery silvery white, petals inconspicuous, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Will Stuart    wil_d_pinnata_pinnata_632

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flower heads have a conspicuous cuplike involucre of overlapping bracts, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdpinnata_ac

November        

image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Will Stuart    wil_dalea_pinnata_112

December    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

The showy calyx lobes remain bright as the plant darkens with fall frosts, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Dalea pinnata var. pinnata

Will Stuart    wil_dalea_pinnata_189

December    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Calyx tube densely villous, 10-nerved; lobes plumose, filiform-subulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.