OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

Galactia volubilis

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

Galactia volubilis

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

Galactia volubilis

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

Galactia volubilis var. volubilis

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)

Galactia regularis

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)

Galactia regularis

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

Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)

Galactia regularis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Galactia brachypoda

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Galactia brevipes

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Galactia regularis

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea


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image of Galactia volubilis, Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gare2_001_lvd

        

image of Galactia volubilis, Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea

JK Marlow    jkm080713_119

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

image of Galactia volubilis, Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea

JK Marlow    jkm080713_121

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

G. volubilis (syn = G. glabella & G. macreei) has narrowly oblong leaflets, per Taxonomy of Galactia (Fabaceae) in the USA (Nesom, 2015).


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image of Galactia volubilis, Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea

JK Marlow    jkm080713_121b

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

G. volubilis, large-flowered taxon known elsewhere as macreei or regularis, per Keys to the Flora of Florida - 10, Galactia (Leguminosae) (Ward & Hall, 2004).

image of Galactia volubilis, Smooth Milkpea, Common Milkpea

JK Marlow    jkm080713_123

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Flower 10-14mm long, per Keys to the Flora of Florida - 10, Galactia (Leguminosae) (Ward & Hall, 2004).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Galactia volubilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galactia regularis   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

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

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Galactia regularis

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Galactia regularis

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

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Galactia regularis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galactia brachypoda

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galactia brevipes

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Galactia regularis

 

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2716

Herbaceous vine, climbing or sprawling, twining
Perennial

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry forests and openings, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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