Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Baptisia cinerea (Rafinesque) Fernald & Schubert. Carolina Wild Indigo. Phen: Late Apr-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy woods. Dist: Though common in the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas, B. cinerea is a narrow endemic, ranging only from s. VA south to s. SC.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, SE3, Va, Isely (1981), Isely (1998), Mendenhall (1994a), Mendenhall (1994b), Turner (2006a); = Baptisia villosa – S, Larisey (1940a), misapplied

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