Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4338

Herbaceous vine, trailing, mostly non-twining
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere) (an endemic)

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, Florida scrub, xeric hammocks, dry oak woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

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

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Galactia brachypoda   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Galactia brachypoda

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Changes in Galactia (Fabaceae) in the Southeastern US (Duncan, 1979)
Galactia glabella

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-50-004?:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pine-barren Milkpea


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