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

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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, may be Galactia brachypoda (see Nesom 2015). This species, however, is still present in South Florida as circumscribed by Nesom; it is a twining vine with leaflets mostly elliptic to broadly elliptic, (5–)10–21(–25) mm wide, stems moderately to densely hirsute to hirsute-villous with spreading deflexed hairs, and corollas 7–10 mm long (versus 9-14 mm long in Galactia volubilis). Galactia brachypoda is prostrate (not twining), with realtively broad subcoriaceous leaflets with raised veins, (4–)10–25(–32) mm wide, and relatively large flowers, 11–15 mm long. We are working on this taxonomy now.

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Galactia regularis has been found in the following 37 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Biscayne National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error
Kiplinger Present Native
LaBelle Nature Park Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Ridge Preserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Galactia regularis has been found in the following 10 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Doubtfully Present
Palm Beach County Native

Galactia regularis has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods