Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4393

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare?

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia ×serenae [albescens × tinctoria]   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Baptisia albescens × B. tinctoria

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-008:
Baptisia serenae   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Baptisia serenae

 

COMMON NAME:
a hybrid Wild Indigo


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image of Baptisia ×serenae, a hybrid Wild Indigo

Dan Whitten    sdw_baptisia_hybrid

June    Oconee County    SC

Oconee State Park

Legume ellipsoid, 1.5-2.3(3)cm long, thin- or thick-walled, tan or black, per Leguminosae (Fabaceae), vol 3, part 2, Vascular flora of the southeastern United States (Isely, 1990).

image of Baptisia ×serenae, a hybrid Wild Indigo

Dan Whitten    sdw_baptisia_hybrid1

June    Oconee County    SC

Oconee State Park

Plants erect or divaricate, glabrous, resembling one parent or the other, per Leguminosae (Fabaceae), vol 3, part 2, Vascular flora of the southeastern United States (Isely, 1990).

image of Baptisia ×serenae, a hybrid Wild Indigo

Dan Whitten    sdw_baptisia_hybrid4

June    Oconee County    SC

Oconee State Park

Raceme slender: calyx lobes shorter than tube, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

image of Baptisia ×serenae, a hybrid Wild Indigo

Dan Whitten    sdw_baptisia_hybrid6

June    Oconee County    SC

Oconee State Park

Leaflets 1-3cm+; blades obovate, cuneate-obovate or spatulate-oblanceolate, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).