Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2569

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Does not have milky sap

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-9 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
with red striations
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

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 elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-50-001:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Milkpea