Centaurea biebersteinii - Banner
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Location: Ouachita County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: March
Distribution Map: Centaurea biebersteinii - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Fabaceae

Inflorescence

Centaurea biebersteinii - Inflorescence "
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Centaurea biebersteinii - Inflorescence Lateral View Inflorescence, lateral view
Centaurea biebersteinii - FlowersFlower, ventral view
Baptisia nuttalliana - LeafLeaf Detail, abaxial
Baptisia nuttalliana - Leaf AdaxialLeaf, adaxial
Baptisia nuttalliana - Leaf AbaxialLeaf, abaxial
Baptisia nuttalliana - Stem Stem
Baptisia nuttalliana - Stem Close Up Stem, close up
Baptisia nuttalliana - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Flower, lateral view
Baptisia nuttalliana - Flower Lateral View

Ovary
Baptisia nuttalliana - Ovary

Flower, ventral view
Baptisia nuttalliana - Flower Ventral View

Physical Description, Encyclopedia of Life, by Dr. David Bogler

Perennial, Herbs, Stems woody below, or from woody crown or caudex, Plants with rhizomes or suckers, Nodules present, Stems erect or ascending, Stems or branches arching, spreading or decumbent, Stems less than 1 m tall, Plants turning black on drying, Stems solid, Stems or young twigs glabrous or sparsely glabrate, Leaves alternate, Leaves petiolate, Stipules conspicuous, Stipules green, triangulate to lanceolate or foliaceous, Stipules deciduous, Stipules free, Leaves compound, Leaves palmately 2-3 foliate, Leaf or leaflet margins entire, Leaflets 1, Leaflets 3, Leaves glabrous or nearly so, Leaves coriaceous, Flowers solitary in axils, or appearing solitary, Flowers in axillary cl usters or few-floweredracemes, 2-6 flowers, Inflorescence axillary, Bracts conspicuously present, Bracts very small, absent or caducous, Flowers zygomorphic, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx hairy, Petals separate, Corolla papilionaceous, Petals clawed, Petals orange or yellow, Banner petal ovoid or obovate, Banner petal suborbicular, broadly rounded, Wing petals narrow, oblanceolate to oblong, Wing petals auriculate,

Wing tips obtuse or rounded, Bracts conspicuously present, Bracts very small, absent or caducous, Flowers zygomorphic, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx hairy, Petals separate, Corolla papilionaceous, Petals clawed, Petals orange or yellow, Banner petal ovoid or obovate, Banner petal suborbicular, broadly rounded, Wing petals narrow, oblanceolate to oblong, Wing petals auriculate, Wing tips obtuse or rounded, Keel petals auriculate, spurred, or gibbous, Keel tips obtuse or rounded, not beaked, Stamens 9-10, Stamens completely free, separate, Filaments glabrous, Style terete, Style persistent in fruit, Fruit a legume, Fruit stipitate, Fruit unilocular, Fruit freely dehiscent, Fruit tardily or weakly dehiscent, Fruit elongate, straight, Fruit oblong or ellipsoidal, Fruit orbicular to subglobose, Fruit or valves persistent on stem, Fruit coriaceous or becoming woody, Fruit exserted from calyx, Fruit inflated or turgid, Fruit beaked, Fruit hairy, Fruit 2-seeded, Fruit 3-10 seeded, Seeds reniform, Seed surface smooth, Seed surface with resinous dots, Seeds olive, brown, or black.

Bogler, David, Dr. "Baptisia Nuttalliana — Details." Encyclopedia of Life. EOL Executive Committee, n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.