Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3574

Forb
Perennial

Native west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in woodlands, prairies, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
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 leucantha   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Baptisia lactea var. lactea

GREATER THAN A monograph of the genus Baptisia (Larisey, 1940)
Baptisia pendula var. macrophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
white wild indigo


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picture of -, image of Baptisia leucantha

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bale2_001_lvd

        

picture of -, image of Baptisia leucantha

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_leucantha

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Like B. alba & albescens, its flowering pedicels are 3-10mm long, per Weakley's Flora.