Galactia striata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

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Florida Hammock Milkpea


Plant Specifics

Size: ft
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,purple
Fruit Color:Green,brown


Recommended Uses:Grown by enthusiasts.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Larval host plant for cassius blue (Leptotes cassius), long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus), zestos skipper (Epargyreus zestos) and zarucco duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) butterflies. (IRC)

Nectar plant for hammock skipper (Polygonus leo) and other butterflies. (IRC)