Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2752

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, apparently endemic to the lower Piedmont of c. SC & e. GA

Look for it in open, rocky woodlands in the lower Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3(5) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Cream with a purplish tinge
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
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 piedmontanum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Buckroot, Dixie Mountain Breadroot