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Galactia minor W.H. Duncan. Little Milkpea. Phen: Jun-Aug (-Oct); Jul-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills. Dist: Sc. NC south to Panhandle FL, west to s. MS.

ID notes:"Galactia minor is a distinct species with procumbent, antrorsely strigulose stems, small, congested leaves with glabrous adaxial surfaces and raised venation, few flowers on a short inflorescence axis, and relatively large corollas" (Nesom 2015).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA11.1, K4, Duncan (1979), Franck (2017), Nesom (2015a), Ward & Hall (2004); = Galactia floridana Torr. & A.Gray var. microphylla Chapm. – S; = Galactia microphylla (Chapm.) Hall & Ward ex Isely – K1, SE3, Isely (1998); < Galactia regularis (L.) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. – RAB, misapplied; < Galactia volubilis (L.) Britton – WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 9

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