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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Galactia regularis (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Eastern milkpea

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Prostrate plants historically treated as this in South Florida, or more recently as Galactia volubilis (e.g., Wunderlin & Hansen 2011), are currently treated as G. purshii in the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, as Galactia brachypoda in Nesom (2015), and as Galactia michauxii in Franck (2017). It is prostrate, with appressed stem vestiture, realtively large leaflets (terminal leaflet >2/5 cm long) and large flowers, 11–15 mm long.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Recorded as Present in Error

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported only by Kruer (1992) for Biscayne National Park and Key West National Wildlife Refuge. These were probably misidentifications of G. striata.

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Galactia regularis has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Recorded as Present in Error
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error