Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in mountain forests, Piedmont bluffs, esp on calcareous or mafic rocks (introduced only in the Piedmont of NC), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: (5)7-9(11) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
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):
Cladrastis kentukea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cladrastis kentukea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-08-001:
Cladrastis lutea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kentucky Yellowwood, Gopherwood