OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Orbexilum virgatum   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orbexilum virgatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Orbexilum virgatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Psoralea virgata

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Leatherroot, Slender Leatherroot, Pineland Scurfpea


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Orbexilum virgatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orbexilum virgatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Orbexilum virgatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Psoralea virgata

 

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3125

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Unifoliolate (technically compound but having only 1 leaflet and appearing simple)
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Brown/Black
Legume

 

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