Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may find it helpful to read The Genus Baptisia in South Carolina by Bill Stringer.
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmbperfoliata_wheeler
May Wheeler County GA
Leaves simple and perfoliate. Plant smooth, rhizomatous, 20-36" tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.
Bill Stringer wcsbaptisia_perfoliata
A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, per Weakley's Flora.
Bill Stringer wcsbaptisia_perfoliatab
Flowers solitary, axillary; corolla bright yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Uncommon, a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic
Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p118
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p234
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p219
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p160
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p109