Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Galactia volubilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Galactia volubilis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Keys to the flora of Florida, Galactia (Leguminosae) (Ward & Hall, 2004)
Galactia volubilis var. volubilis

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Galactia regularis

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-50-004:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea


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Look for it in sandhills, other dry forests and openings, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine, climbing or sprawling, twining
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

 

...Dry

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Leaflets have petiolules.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Galactia volubilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea