Soft milkpea
Galactia mollis

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Galactia (ga-LAK-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: mollis (MAW-liss) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Archer, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 2, 2006, MollyMc from Archer/Bronson, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I discovered this creeping vine this summer on my new property which is partially wooded. It grows in full sun, in partial sun under the long leaf pines and seems to love the pure sand that is the ground on my place. It appears to be drought tolerant and enjoys the sprinklers if they happen to be creeping over into the garden areas.

I decided to leave it as a ground cover, even in the dogs' yard where I am trying to grow grass. Anything this pretty and appears to be natural to the site, gets to stay forever.