Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4147

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: New World tropics
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

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

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous to evergreen
Bipinnately compound (evenly): 8-16 pinnae, each with 26-34 leaflets
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5-toothed campanulate calyx
5 petals
10 free stamens
Tiny flowers borne in axillary globose heads

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish brown to brown
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leucaena leucocephala ssp. leucocephala   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucaena leucocephala   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leucaena glauca

LESS THAN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Leucaena leucocephala

 

COMMON NAME:
White Leadtree, Leucaena, Jumbie-bean


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image of Leucaena leucocephala ssp. leucocephala

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_lele10_001_lvd