Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2751

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. This uncommon species tends to occur as very widely scattered individuals in sandhill habitats, rarely with more than a few seen at a time, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: (1)3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-violet
5-lobed persistant calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10(9) 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):
Pediomelum canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pediomelum canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-19-005:
Psoralea canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buckroot, Eastern Prairie-turnip, Hoary Scurfpea