Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1491

Forb
Perennial

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

Look for it in sandhills, other pinelands, xeric and/or rocky woodlands & forests, outcrops, shale barrens and other barrens, dry roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: (9)13-23(35) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Standard - cream; wings & keel - pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Stamens monadelphous
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):
Tephrosia virginiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tephrosia virginiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-34-001:
Tephrosia virginiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Goat's Rue, Devil's Shoestrings