Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Deceptive Spinypod at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
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May Anderson County SC
Buds are conical to cylindrical, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.