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.
Gopherweed, Lanceleaf Wild Indigo
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmblanceolata_wl
Flowers about 1" long, borne in leaf axils or in short terminal racemes, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and palmately compound
Patrick D. McMillan pdmblanceolata_wl2
A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, per Weakley's Flora.
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
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
4-5 toothed or lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p191
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p030
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p061