mystery annual

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Date Photo Taken: 05/26/2013
Location: Augusta, GA
Posted By: maryloisosh

Notes:

This plant grows in sandy soil in the Georgia piedmont. It has a yellow, pea like flower and perfoliate leaves. The flower blooms between the stem and the leaf. In the fall the pea-like fruit turns black and falls off. The bush dies down in the winter. It grows two to three feet wide and about a foot tall.

COMMENTS

  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks a lot like an upright Chinese wild ginger to me.

    May 26th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Kinda looks like bellwort…
    http://shadygroveadventures.blogspot.com/2011/04/merry-bells-uvularia-perfoliata.html

    Do you have additional pictures posted online?

    May 27th, 2013 at 6:46 am
  3. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    I think Stone is correct. Very pretty little plant.

    May 28th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Ok… not bellwort…
    You have indigo (Baptisia perfoliata)

    http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.asp?plantid=705

    Sorry for the bum steer…

    August 20th, 2013 at 12:12 am

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