Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (where it is a narow endemic)

Look for it in sandhills, other dry sandy woods, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

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
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Baptisia cinerea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia cinerea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-09-003:
Baptisia cinerea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Wild Indigo


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image of Baptisia cinerea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bavi7_001_lvd

        

image of Baptisia cinerea

Alistair Glen    gwn_baptisiacinerea

May-June?    Pender County    NC

Similar to B. lanceolata, but has more numerous and larger flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Baptisia cinerea

Tim Spira    tps_bcinerea

Month Unknown        

Pubescent perennials with coriaceous trifoliate leaves & obovate leaflets, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.


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