Galactia elliottii

white milkpea

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft    Width: can sprawl across many
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


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: Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: acidic


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:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Rarely planted and hence likely to be difficult to acquire.