Galactia elliottii

White Milkpea

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Vine
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:This sprawling vine has the potential to be used as a groundcover. It also could be trained on the lower parts of fences.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Friends, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Attracts bees including Halictus ligatus, Nolnia maneei, Megachile exilis parexilis, M. georgica, M. rnendica and M. petzclans (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Dry, sandy ruderal sites, dry flatwoods, sandhill, relatively open xeric to dry mesic hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Rarely planted and hence likely to be difficult to acquire.