This climbing, perennial, herbaceous vine can be found in sandy soils from New York to Florida. It is most commonly found in sandhills and dry forests with full sunlight. It produces lavender flowers from June through August and produces fruits from July through October. Seeds are dispersed through gravity and natural forces.
In some practices, it has been used to cure headaches and nausea, but there is not much medicinal use known of the milk pea.
Did You Know:
The milk pea hosts a variety of bees and consists as a diet for approximately 2-5% of large and small mammals and about 5-10% of various terrestrial birds.