Wild Florida Photo - Galactia volubilis

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Galactia volubilis

EASTERN MILKPEA

Florida native

 

Common in sandhills and open hammocks throughout much of Florida. The range of downy milkpea includes most of the eastern United States, west to Texas and Kansas and northeast to New York & New Jersey.

This species is a host plant for the cassius blue butterfly - Leptotes cassius theonus - also called the tropical striped blue.

 
Galactia volubilis 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 elliottii - ELLIOTT'S MILKPEA
  View  Galactia purshii - PURSH'S MILKPEA
  View  Galactia mollis - SOFT MILKPEA