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White Milkpea Galactia elliottii


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Alternate name: Elliott's Milkpea

Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family

Description Habit: native perennial herb or vine; trailing or twining, with hairy stem.
Height: varies
Leaf: alternate, oddly pinnate; 5-9 leaflets, elliptic, fuzzy.
Flower: white to pale pink, sweet pea-like, 0.5 in (12 mm) wide; in long loose cluster, to 6 in (15 cm) long, of 4-5 flowers.

Flower April to October.

Habitat Shaded or open, dry, sandy sites: sandhills, pine flatwoods, scrub, thickets, hammocks, wastelands, disturbed upland sites.

Range Native to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Discussion Also called Elliott's milkpea. This plant is an important food for bobwhites.