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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   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-50-001:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Milkpea


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image of Galactia elliottii, Elliott's Milkpea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgelliottii_bluffton

Month Unknown    Beaufort County    SC

SC's only Galactia that has compound leaves with more than 3 leaflets, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Galactia elliottii, Elliott's Milkpea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgelliottii_blufftonb

Month Unknown    Beaufort County    SC

Corolla white with red striations, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-50-001:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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2569

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Pine-live oak flats, slash pine flats, Florida scrub, marshes and marsh edges, peat bogs, ditches, roadsides, spoil areas, marl, sandy peat, white sands, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-9 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Leaflets have petiolules.
Leaves are subtended by stipules.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

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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