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Galactia elliottii (Elliott's milkpea)
Cressler, Alan

Galactia elliottii

Galactia elliottii Nutt.

Elliott's Milkpea, White Milkpea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Galactia elliottii var. leavenworthii

USDA Symbol: GAEL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The White Milkpea is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound or occasionally simple leaves and flowers usually in clusters.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: FL , GA , SC
Native Habitat: Dry pine woods, sandy scrub, brush.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Galactia elliottii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Galactia elliottii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Galactia elliottii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-08-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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