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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Baptisia arachnifera   FAMILY Fabaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia arachnifera   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia arachnifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Rattleweed, Hairy Wild Indigo


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image of Baptisia arachnifera, Hairy Rattleweed, Hairy Wild Indigo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbarachnifera_wl

April        

Unmistakable for its simple leaves & dense "cobwebby" pubescence, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Baptisia arachnifera   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia arachnifera   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia arachnifera

 

Search by scientific name:

2405

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to GA

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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