Galactia striata

Florida hammock milkpea

FABACEAE

wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      pink,purple
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      green,brown

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Grown by enthusiasts.
Considerations: Scrambling vine likely best suited to informal settings. Individual stems may be up to 10 ft long.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Hammocks

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Host plant for Zestos Skipper butterfly which is believed to be extirpated (extinct) in FLorida. Also used by Cassius blue, longtailed skipper, and Zarucco duskywing