Galactia volubilis (L.) Britt. - Milk Pea

Galactia volubilis plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Galactia volubilis leavesPressed leaves.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Galactia volubilis calyxCalyx.

Galactia volubilis flower

Galactia volubilis fruitFruit.

Flowering - July - September.

Habitat - Rocky wooded slopes, glades, on limestone and sandstone strata.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in the southern 1/2 of Missouri. The plant is easy to ID in flower because of its pink flowers, elliptic to ovate leaflets, and hairy stems. When not in flower, however, the plant can be confused with other vining plants in the Fabaceae. Its hair-like stipules are a good character for a proper ID.

Photographs taken at the Neusse River Nature Center, NC., 7-10-02.