Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4251

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it on sandhills and sandy or dry rocky roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 7-11 leaflets
Leaves clustered, nearly whorled
Petioles (2) 5-10 (15) cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lupinus perennis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus perennis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-12-001?:
Lupinus perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lupinus nuttallii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lupinus perennis var. gracilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Sundial Lupine


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