Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clitoria mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clitoria mariana   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-42-001:
Clitoria mariana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Butterfly-pea


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Look for it in dry woodlands & openings, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue/Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Clitoria mariana var. mariana   FAMILY Fabaceae

Butterfly-pea