Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4143

Subshrub; Forb
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Waif(s)

Look for it in sandy disturbed areas, such as wildlife "food fields", per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-9 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Petioles 8-12mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red standard with white blotches at base
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in dense racemes

FRUIT:
Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Indigofera hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Indigofera hirsuta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Indigofera hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Indigofera hirsuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Indigo, Roughhairy Indigo


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