Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2478

Forb
Perennial
Does not have milky sap

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

Common

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale violet/ White
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Galactia erecta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia erecta   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-50-002:
Galactia erecta   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Erect Milkpea