Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 200 taxa in the family Fabaceae, Pea or Bean family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mimosa, Silktree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Albizia julibrissin   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Albizia julibrissin   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Albizia julibrissin 098-01-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlots, escaped and persistent in forests and woodlands

Common

Non-native: Tropical Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Littleleaf Sensitive-briar, Eastern Sensitive-briar
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Mimosa microphylla   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mimosa microphylla   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Schrankia microphylla 098-02-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands and forests, esp sandhills, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Florida Sensitive-briar, Powderpuff Mimosa
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Mimosa floridana   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mimosa quadrivalvis var. floridana   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in xeric sandhills and other dry, sandy habitats

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mimosa Vine, Sensitive Vine, Powderpuff Mimosa, Vergonzosa
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Mimosa strigillosa   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mimosa strigillosa   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in floodplain forests, open wet areas

Uncommon, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Illinois Bundleflower, Prairie Mimosa
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Desmanthus illinoensis 098-03-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in prairies, marsh edges, disturbed areas

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cercis canadensis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cercis canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cercis canadensis 098-04-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests and woodlands, esp over calcareous or mafic rocks, also commonly planted as an ornamental

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coffeeweed, Sicklepod
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Senna obtusifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Senna obtusifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia obtusifolia 098-05-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields (esp soybean fields), disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: New World tropics?

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Wild Senna, American Senna
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Senna hebecarpa   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Senna hebecarpa   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia hebecarpa 098-05-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in open wet habitats, moist forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Maryland Senna, Maryland Wild Senna
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Senna marilandica   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Senna marilandica   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia marilandica 098-05-004   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist forests, especially on greenstone and diabase barrens and rocky woodlands, thickets, woodland borders, sometimes somewhat weedy

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia fasciculata 098-05-005   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, fencerows, & a wide range of other habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia nictitans 098-05-006   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, disturbed areas, pine savannas, and a wide variety of other habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Honey Locust
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gleditsia triacanthos   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gleditsia triacanthos   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gleditsia triacanthos 098-06-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, forests (generally bottomlands), fencerows, often planted as a street tree

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain & GA Mtns)

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Locust
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gleditsia aquatica   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gleditsia aquatica   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gleditsia aquatica 098-06-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests

Common

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kentucky Coffeetree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gymnocladus dioicus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gymnocladus dioicus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gymnocladus dioica 098-07-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it native in rich bottomland and slope forests, also in disturbed areas persistent and weakly spreading from horticultural plantings

Rare

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kentucky Yellowwood, Gopherwood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cladrastis kentukea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cladrastis kentukea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cladrastis lutea 098-08-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in mountain forests, Piedmont bluffs, esp on calcareous or mafic rocks (introduced only in the Piedmont of NC)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gopherweed, Catbells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia perfoliata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia perfoliata 098-09-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills

Uncommon, a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Rattleweed, Hairy Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Baptisia arachnifera   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia arachnifera   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills

Rare, endemic to GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Blue Wild Indigo, Streamside Blue Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Baptisia australis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia australis var. australis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia australis 098-09-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in riverbank scour areas, gravel bars, and disturbed areas (where persisting from cultivation)

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Native to Georgia & TN & northwards (original range obscured by cultivation)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Baptisia aberrans   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia australis var. aberrans   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia australis 098-09-002?   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

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

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Wild Indigo, Gray-hairy Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia cinerea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia cinerea   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia cinerea 098-09-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry sandy woods

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (where it is a narow endemic)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creamy Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia bracteata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia bracteata var. bracteata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia bracteata 098-09-004   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry woodlands

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: longbract wild indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia leucophaea +   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in pinelands and, depending on variety, woodlands or coastal prairies

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Gopherweed, Lanceleaf Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia lanceolata 098-09-006   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills

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

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Nuttall's wild indigo
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Baptisia nuttalliana   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia nuttalliana   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and prairies

Native: south central US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Horsefly Weed, Yellow Wild Indigo, Yellow False-indigo, Rattleweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia tinctoria   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia tinctoria   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia tinctoria 098-09-007   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, pine flatwoods, xeric woodlands, ridges, woodland edges, & roadbanks

Common (rare in GA Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: a hybrid Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) -   FAMILY: Fabaceae
PLANTS National Database: Baptisia ×serenae [albescens × tinctoria]   FAMILY: Fabaceae
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia serenae 098-09-008   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Rare?

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrow-pod White Wild Indigo, Spiked Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia albescens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia albescens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia alba 098-09-009   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, pine flatwoods, roadsides

Uncommon in SC, rare in NC & in GA Mountains & Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thick-pod White Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia alba   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia alba var. alba   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Baptisia pendula 098-09-010   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, on roadsides

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: white wild indigo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Baptisia leucantha   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Baptisia alba var. macrophylla   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, prairies, roadsides

Native west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Apalachicola Wild Indigo, Bigpod Wild Indigo
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Baptisia megacarpa   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Baptisia megacarpa   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests of floodplains and lower slopes

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Aaron's Rod, Blue Ridge Golden-banner, Hairy Bush Pea
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Thermopsis villosa   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thermopsis villosa   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thermopsis villosa 098-10-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in floodplains, mesic disturbed areas, woodland edges, roadbanks. It is generally found in disturbed sites, its natural habitat somewhat of a mystery

Rare, endemic to the southern Blue Ridge (elsewhere escaped from cultivation)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Golden-banner, Allegheny Mountain Golden-banner, Bush Pea
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thermopsis mollis 098-10-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on dry slopes and ridges

Rare, endemic to the lower elevations & periphery of the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ashleaf Golden-banner
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Thermopsis fraxinifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thermopsis fraxinifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thermopsis fraxinifolia 098-10-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on dry slopes and ridges

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Rattlebox, Pursh's Rattlebox
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Crotalaria purshii   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria purshii   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria purshii 098-11-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to dry pinelands, sandy openings, roadsides

Common in Coastal Plain & Piedmont (rare in Mtns) (endemic to SE Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria angulata 098-11-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandy forests and woodlands, roadsides

Common (rare in Mountains, rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crotalaria maritima   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria angulata 098-11-002?   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandy forests and woodlands, roadsides

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Arrowhead Rattlebox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria sagittalis 098-11-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, woodland edges, openings, fields

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Showy Rattlebox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crotalaria spectabilis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria spectabilis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria spectabilis 098-11-004   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: southern Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Rattlebox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Crotalaria pallida var. obovata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria pallida var. obovata   FAMILY: Fabaceae
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria mucronata 098-11-006   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides & in fields

Common

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Slenderleaf Rattlebox
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY: Fabaceae
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crotalaria intermedia 098-11-007   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides and in sandy fields

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Sundial Lupine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis var. perennis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lupinus perennis 098-12-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, sandy roadsides, other dry (and usually sandy and nutrient-poor) habitats

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Southern Sundial Lupine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lupinus perennis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lupinus perennis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lupinus perennis 098-12-001?   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on sandhills and sandy or dry rocky roadsides

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lupinus diffusus 098-12-002   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, sandy roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lady Lupine, Pink Sandhill Lupine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lupinus villosus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lupinus villosus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lupinus villosus 098-12-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, on sandy roadsides

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC) (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Narrowleaf Lupine
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Lupinus angustifolius   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lupinus angustifolius   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scotch Broom
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cytisus scoparius   FAMILY: Fabaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cytisus scoparius var. scoparius   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cytisus scoparius 098-13-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadbanks, woodland borders, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Persian Clover, Reversed Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium resupinatum 098-14-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in lawns and disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Mediterranean region & western Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rabbitfoot Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium arvense   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium arvense   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium arvense 098-14-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, shale barrens

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Mediterranean region

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Crimson Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium incarnatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium incarnatum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium incarnatum 098-14-004   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium pratense   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium pratense   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium pratense 098-14-005   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Clover, White Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium repens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium repens   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium repens 098-14-008   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Alsike Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium hybridum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium hybridum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium hybridum 098-14-009   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Buffalo Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium reflexum 098-14-010   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, dry shaly places

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Trifolium carolinianum, Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover need picture of leaf or frond of Trifolium carolinianum, Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover need picture of flower of Trifolium carolinianum, Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Trifolium carolinianum, Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover need picture of fruit of Trifolium carolinianum, Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover
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speaker icon Common Name: Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium carolinianum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium carolinianum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium carolinianum 098-14-011   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, pine savannas, thin soils around rock outcrops, disturbed areas

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Trifolium aureum, Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover need picture of leaf or frond of Trifolium aureum, Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover need picture of flower of Trifolium aureum, Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Trifolium aureum, Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover need picture of fruit of Trifolium aureum, Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover
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speaker icon Common Name: Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium aureum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium aureum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium agrarium 098-14-012   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover, Field Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium campestre   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium campestre   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium campestre 098-14-013   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, lawns, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Least Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover, Suckling Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium dubium   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium dubium   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium dubium 098-14-014   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Strawberry Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium fragiferum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium fragiferum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Middle East

 


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camera icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium vesiculosum   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium vesiculosum   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: southern Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small Melilot, Sourclover, Indian Sweetclover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Melilotus indicus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Melilotus indicus   FAMILY: Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Melilotus indica 098-15-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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"... most of the woody plants are as easily identified by twig, bud, and bark characters as by leaves, if one is familiar with the traits to observe in winter." — Ron Lance, Woody Plants of the Southeastern US, A Winter Guide