Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2643

Shrub
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Coastal Plain of sc. NC, SC, and se. GA

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

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-purple
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 georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Indigo-bush