Wild Florida Photo - Galactia elliottii

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Galactia elliottii

ELLIOTT'S MILKPEA

Florida native

 

A common little wildflower of sandhills, scrub and flatwoods throughout much of the Florida peninsula, plus Taylor and Bay Counties. The range includes Georgia and South Carolina.
Of the Galactia species in Florida, this is the only one with white flowers and more than three leaflets. Elliott's milkpea is a vine, both sprawling and erect with hairy stems and the lower portions woody. The small white flowers are pea-shaped. The fruit is a linear hairy pod.

 
Galactia elliottii is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.

Other species of the Galactia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Galactia regularis - DOWNY MILKPEA
  View  Galactia volubilis - EASTERN MILKPEA
  View  Galactia purshii - PURSH'S MILKPEA
  View  Galactia mollis - SOFT MILKPEA