Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4311

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in sandy flats on barrier islands, maritime scrub, shell middens , per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal spines

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Evenly 2-pinnately compound: 2-16 pinnae, each with 20-40 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Orange-yellow
5-lobed funnelform calyx
5-lobed cylindric corolla
Many stamens
Flowers in many-flowered, compact, ball-like heads

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Vachellia farnesiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acacia farnesiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Acacia farnesiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Acacia farnesiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vachellia farnesiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Acacia, Huisache


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