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1 Plant a prostrate herb, usually not twining, with stems 0.2-0.6 (-1.1 m) long at maturity; leaf blades 2-4 (-6) cm long; cymes sessile; flowers (2-) 3-4 (-5) per inflorescence; upper (inner) surface of the petals pubescent; [xeric sandhills, from e. GA southward]
1 Plant a twining herbaceous vine, with stems 1-2 m long at maturity; leaf blades 7-27 cm long; cymes borne on peduncles; flowers (2-) 9-19 (-53) per inflorescence, except M. alabamensis, with (1-) 4-5) (-12) flowers per inflorescence; upper (inner) surface of the petals glabrous; [various habitats, but more mesic, collectively widespread in our area].
..2 Inflorescence with 1-12 flowers, averaging 4-5; corolla light green, reticulated with darker green; corona disc-shaped, smooth or with obscure ridges (lacking 5 pairs of appendages); [mesic slopes of s. GA southward and westward]
..2 Inflorescence with 2-53 flowers, averaging 9-19; corolla white, yellow, rose, or maroon (or greenish and reticulate in M. flavidula); corona cup-shaped, either 5-lobed (each with 4 teeth) (M. floridana), or 10-lobed with 5 short broad lobes alternating with 5 narrower 2-toothed lobes; [collectively widespread].
....3 Corona 5 lobed, each lobe with 4 teeth; corolla lobes ca. 5 mm long; [endemic to FL and sw. GA]
........5 Corolla dark maroon (rarely maroon-yellow or yellow), not reticulate with darker veins; paired corona appendages always higher than the alternating corona lobes
........5 Corolla green, green-yellow, or yellow (rarely rosy or olive-maroon), reticulate with darker green veins; paired corona appendages about as high as the alternating corona lobes
..........6 Corolla white (or fading or drying cream); corona 2.2-2.7 mm in diameter, cream or creamy-yellow; [Panhandle FL and sw. GA westward]
............ 7 Corolla lobes 2.4-3.6 (-4.0)× as long as wide, the widest part above the sinus; corolla dark maroon
............ 7 Corolla lobes (3.2-) 4.0-6.2× as long as wide, the widest part at the sinus; corolla rose to light maroon (rarely dark maroon, green, or cream)