Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3616

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in limestone glades and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Deep pink/ Purple
5-lobed calyx
Corolla not papilionaceous
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dalea gattingeri   FAMILY Fabaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dalea gattingeri   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Petalostemon gattingeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Gattinger's Prairie-clover, Purple-tassels


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image of Dalea gattingeri

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_dalea_gattingeri_7

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_gattingeri_gat2

June        

Calyx loosely hairy, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_gattingeri_gat3

June        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_gattingeri_gattinge

June        

Flowers borne in a long cylindric head resembling a bottlebrush, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Dalea gattingeri

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_dalea_gattingeri

September        

Flowering progresses from bottom to top [the inflorescence indeterminate], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.