Elliott’s Milkpea is a sprawling, low-climbing perennial found in dry habitats, pine flatwoods, and sandy scrubs. It is a Florida native found throughout most of the Peninsula and parts of the Panhandle. It is also found in Georgia and South Carolina.
There are 7-9 evergreen leaflets along with several white pea-shaped flowers. The flowers are about 1/2-inch wide and an inch or so long. The flowers bloom from spring to fall and are attractive to insects. This plant is the only white-flowered milkpea.
The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.
The distribution maps for Elliott’s Milkpea are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).