Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3753

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

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

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5-7 leaflets
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet rarely white
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal racemes

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):
Pediomelum subacaule   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pediomelum subacaule   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pediomelum subacaulis

 

COMMON NAME:
Nashville Breadroot