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Galactia elliottii Nuttall. Elliott's Milkpea. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Pine-live oak flats, slash pine flats, Florida scrub and dry prairie, pine flatwoods, marshes and marsh edges, peat bogs, ditches, roadsides, spoil areas, marl, sandy peat, white sands. Dist: S. SC south to s. FL. Discovered in 2021 at base of planted Sabal palmetto in landscaping on Oak Island (Brunswick County), NC; presumably brought in on nursery material raised in FL or GA and probably spread to other areas via planting of cabbage palms.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Fl3, FNA11.1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, SE3, WH3, Duncan (1979), Isely (1998), Nesom (2015a), Ward & Hall (2004); > Galactia elliottii Nutt. var. elliottii – S13; > Galactia elliottii Nutt. var. leavenworthii Torr. & A.Gray – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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