Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2616

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, a narrow endemic of the se. Coastal Plain of NC & adjacent SC

Look for it in pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 13-numerous leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bright blue
Usually bisexual
5-lobed calyx
1 petal
10 stamens
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):
Amorpha confusa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha georgiana var. confusa   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-18-003?:
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Indigo-bush