OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Galactia minor   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia microphylla   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Galactia minor

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Galactia volubilis

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-50-004?:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galactia floridana var. microphylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Littleleaf Milkpea, Little Milkpea


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia microphylla   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Galactia minor

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Galactia volubilis

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-50-004?:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galactia floridana var. microphylla

 

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4339

Herbaceous vine, trailing, mostly non-twining
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Leaflets have petiolules.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

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

FRUIT:
Legume

 

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