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


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image of Lupinus diffusus

Alistair Glen    gwn_lupinusdiffusus

April    New Hanover County    NC

A clump-forming herb with decumbent stems, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Lupinus diffusus

JK Marlow    jkm130406_810

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Leaves one-foliolate and evergreen, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Lupinus diffusus

JK Marlow    jkm130406_810b

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Standard with conspicuous white spot (vs. L. villosus' deep reddish purple), per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Lady Lupine and Sky-blue Lupine

image of Lupinus diffusus

JK Marlow    jkm130406_828

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lupinus diffusus

JK Marlow    jkm130406_835

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon