Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2833

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, streambanks, rocky slopes & bluffs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: (7)13-31 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white/ Creamy-yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-cylindric calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, usually diadelphous, 9 and 1
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):
Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-35-002:
Astragalus canadensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada Milkvetch