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 regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia volubilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Galactia volubilis

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-50-005&006:
Galactia volubilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Galactia macreei

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galactia volubilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Milkpea, Hairy Milkpea, Twining Milkpea, Eastern Milkpea


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Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine, climbing or sprawling, twining
Perennial

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

Common

 

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

Downy Milkpea, Hairy Milkpea, Twining Milkpea, Eastern Milkpea