Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3618

Subshrub, Forb
Perennial

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in prairies, marsh edges, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound (evenly): 6-16 pinnae, each with 20-30 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White (with white filaments)
Flower heads have long peduncles; flowers are sessile.
Bisexual or the lowest staminate
5-parted corolla
5 exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flower heads solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-03-001:
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Mimosa illinoensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acuan illinoense

 

COMMON NAME:
Bundleflower, Prairie Mimosa