Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2996

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Compound: 1 leaflet (appearing simple)
Mostly alternate
Petioles 3-10cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue (the standard with a conspicuous cream spot)
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-12-002:
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Lupinus diffusus

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine