Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3752

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, apparently endemic to Southern Appalachians of w. NC & e. TN

Look for it in woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-13(19) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
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):
Robinia hispida var. fertilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. fertilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-004?:
Robinia hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Robinia fertilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Arnot Bristly Locust


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image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_rofe3_001_lhp

        

Plants fruit abundantly (vs. sterile or fruiting scantily in var. hispida), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_hispida_fertilis_2

May        

Corolla pink to pink-purple (rarely white or nearly so), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_hispida_fertilis_3

May        

Twigs and leafstalks conspicuously hispid; leaflets relatively broad, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis

Ron Lance    rwl_hispida_var_fertilis

May?