Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2408

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in glades, barrens, and open woodlands over limestone (or other calcareous rocks) and diabase (or other mafic rocks), in areas that were formerly prairies, barrens, glades, or oak savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Baptisia aberrans   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia australis var. aberrans   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia australis var. australis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-09-002?:
Baptisia australis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH A monograph of the genus Baptisia (Larisey, 1940)
Baptisia minor var. aberrans

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Baptisia australis

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo


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image of Baptisia aberrans, Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbminoraberrans_w1

April        

image of Baptisia aberrans, Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_minor_aberrans

June        

Flowers in terminal, erect racemes 10-40cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Baptisia aberrans, Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbminoraberrans_w2

Month Unknown