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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Galactia elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Galactia (Fabaceae) in the USA (Nesom, 2015)

Galactia elliottii

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

Galactia elliottii

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

Galactia elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Changes in Galactia (Fabaceae) in the Southeastern US (Duncan, 1979)

Galactia elliottii

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

Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Galactia elliottii

 

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, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).

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 OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia elliottii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Galactia elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomy of Galactia (Fabaceae) in the USA (Nesom, 2015)
Galactia elliottii

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Changes in Galactia (Fabaceae) in the Southeastern US (Duncan, 1979)
Galactia elliottii

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galactia elliottii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2569

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (introduced in NC)

Uncommon

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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:
Spring/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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