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Milk Pea Galactia regularis

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ga-LAK-tee-uh reg-yoo-lair-us
Description

This plant is native to North America and can be found in southeastern states.  Its habitat is quite diverse: sandhills, scrub, open woods, roadsides, and clearings. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#full sun tolerant#NC native#trailing#native garden#wildflower garden#partial shade tolerant#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#white#full sun tolerant#NC native#trailing#native garden#wildflower garden#partial shade tolerant#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Galactia
    Species:
    regularis
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & Eastern U.S.A. and Cuba
    Distribution:
    East Coast and west to TX
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Short axillary racemes, resembles pea flowers appear in July and August
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Compound trifolate leaf with 1 to 1.5 in. elliptical leaflets rounded at both ends
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    slender, prostrate or climbing stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden