Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2548

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Look for it in sandhills, dry rocky forests (esp associated with chestnut oak), per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-13 leaflets, usually
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
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):
Robinia nana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. nana   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-006:
Robinia nana   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Robinia elliottii

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Bristly Locust, Dwarf Locust


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image of Robinia nana

Will Stuart    wil_8455331275_4ce1ce4e9c

April    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Woody stems glabrous, but fine hairs on the new stems and the calyx. — Will Stuart

image of Robinia nana

Will Stuart    wil_8456427478_7751d94ab6

April    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Resembling R. hispida (Bristly Locust) but lacking its bristles. — Will Stuart