Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2973

Forb
Annual

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

Common (endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain)

Look for it in flatwoods, sandhills, on sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 4 leaflets (rarely 1-3)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
2-lipped calyx
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zornia bracteata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zornia bracteata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-23-001:
Zornia bracteata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zornia bracteata

 

COMMON NAME:
Zornia, Viperina


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image of Zornia bracteata

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_zornia_bracteata2

July    Richmond County    NC

Stems radiate erratically from a central point, erect, ascending or trailing, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Zornia bracteata

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_zornia_bracteata2b

July    Richmond County    NC

Flowers pea-shaped, borne in spikes, the petals deep yellow, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Zornia bracteata

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_zornia_bracteata2c

July    Richmond County    NC

The palmately 4-foliolate leaves are unique, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Zornia bracteata

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_zornia_bracteata3

July    Richmond County    NC

image of Zornia bracteata

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_zornia_bracteata3b

July    Richmond County    NC

Each flower is enveloped by two closely appressed, striate, ciliate bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.