Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3466

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in & essentially endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in sandhill-pocosin ecotones and dry to moist savannas, mountain bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lespedeza angustifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lespedeza angustifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-27-014:
Lespedeza angustifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Lespedeza angustifolia

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Lespedeza hirta ar. intercursa

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrow-leaved Lespedeza, Narrowleaf Bush-clover