Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


583

Climbing herbaceous vine (twining) (rarely trailing)
Perennial
Does not have milky sap

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

Common

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
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 regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia volubilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-50-006:
Galactia macreei   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Galactia volubilis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Milkpea, Hairy Milkpea, Twining Milkpea