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Galactia volubilis (Downy milkpea)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Galactia volubilis

Galactia volubilis (L.) Britton

Downy Milkpea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Galactia macreei, Galactia mississippiensis, Galactia volubilis var. mississippiensis

USDA Symbol: gavo

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Galactia volubilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Galactia volubilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Galactia volubilis


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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