Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2406

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon (rare in SC), a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-09-006:
Baptisia lanceolata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gopherweed, Lanceleaf Wild Indigo


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picture of Baptisia lanceolata, image of Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata

JK Marlow    jkm160415_009

April    Turner County    GA

picture of Baptisia lanceolata, image of Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata

JK Marlow    jkm160415_151

April    Turner County    GA

picture of Baptisia lanceolata, image of Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata

JK Marlow    jkm160415_157

April    Turner County    GA

picture of Baptisia lanceolata, image of Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata

JK Marlow    jkm160415_196

April    Turner County    GA

picture of Baptisia lanceolata, image of Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmblanceolata_wl

April        

Flowers about 1" long, borne in leaf axils or in short terminal racemes, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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picture of Baptisia lanceolata, image of Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmblanceolata_wl2

April        

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