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 sandhills, Florida scrub, maritime forests, other sandy forests and woodlands, 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 (5/21/15):
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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Indigofera caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Indigofera caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Indigo, Carolina Indigo


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image of Indigofera caroliniana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmicaroliniana_cabin2

June    Clarendon County    SC

Leaflets mostly obovate to oblanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Indigofera caroliniana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmicaroliniana_cabin3

June    Clarendon County    SC

Racemes pedunculate, axillary or terminal, w numerous loosely arranged flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.