Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3125

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Compound: 1 leaflet (appearing simple)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bluish-purple
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed persistant calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10(9) stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Brown/Black
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Orbexilum virgatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orbexilum virgatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Psoralea virgata

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Leatherroot, Slender Leatherroot, Pineland Scurf-pea