Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/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 perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-09-001:
Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gopherweed, Catbells


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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.

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Bill Stringer    wcsbaptisia_perfoliata

June        

A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, per Weakley's Flora.

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Bill Stringer    wcsbaptisia_perfoliatab

June        

Flowers solitary, axillary; corolla bright yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.