Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-32-008:
Robinia kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kelsey's Locust


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Look for it in mountain woodlands, and introduced elsewhere, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas?
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems of juvenile plants usually armed with paired stipular or nodal spines

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-13 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

Kelsey's Locust