Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare GA-SC, endemic to S. Appalachian mtns (& nearby provinces)

Look for it in dry to dry-mesic ridgetop and slope forests, primarily in the Blue Ridge escarpment, per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-19 leaflets, usually
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bright purple
Usually bisexual
5-lobed calyx
1 petal
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha glabra   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha glabra   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-18-004:
Amorpha glabra   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Indigo-bush, Appalachian Indigo-bush, Mountain Indigo, Mountain False Indigo