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Clitoria mariana

Common Name(s):
Butterfly pea
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Has trailing stems but seldom climbs

Season:
May-Sept.
Height:
Vine
Foliage:
Stalked leaves are divided into 1-2 in. egg-shaped or lance-shaped leaflets
Flower:
2-in., pale lavender-blue to violet flower; large rounded standard which is notched at the tip; the keel and white petals are short; 1-3 flowers per stalk arise from the axils of leaves; small bud-like flowers are produced late in the season
Site:
Dry sandy soil; open areas of pink, pine-oak, oak-hickory woods; clearings, thickets
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2531

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