Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2715

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Does not have milky sap

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Red/ Pink
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 mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-50-003:
Galactia mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Soft Milkpea


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image of Galactia mollis

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_galactia_mollis7

June    Scotland County    NC

Leaves relatively sparse, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Galactia mollis

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_galactia_mollis7b

June    Scotland County    NC

Leaves and stems feel like velvet (densely soft hairy); leaflets 2-5cm long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.