OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-003:
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Indigo-bush


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image of Amorpha georgiana, Georgia Indigo-bush

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_amorpha_georgiana5

May    Hoke County    NC

Shrub to 1m tall, usually multistemmed, glabrate. Spikes to 6cm long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Amorpha georgiana, Georgia Indigo-bush

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_amorpha_georgiana5b

May    Hoke County    NC

Flowers pea-shaped, bluish-violet or reddish violet, anthers golden yellow, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Amorpha georgiana, Georgia Indigo-bush

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_amorpha_georgiana5c

May    Hoke County    NC

Leaves to 5" long with 5-23pair of leaflets; leaf stalks less than 1/4" long, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Amorpha georgiana, Georgia Indigo-bush

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_amorpha_georgiana9

May    Hoke County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-003:
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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2643

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: 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

Flowers in terminal spikes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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