Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2609

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in GA, uncommon in NC-SC, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in sandy forests and woodlands, including sandhills and sandy maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-15 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pinkish/Yellowish-brown
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in racemes

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):
Indigofera caroliniana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Indigofera caroliniana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-33-001:
Indigofera caroliniana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Indigo, Carolina Indigo