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Clitoria mariana Linnaeus var. mariana . Butterfly Pea, She-pea. Phen: May-Jul (-Sep) chasmogamous), mid Jul-Nov (cleistogamous); (May-) Jun-Nov. Hab: Dry woodlands and openings, roadsides. Dist: NY (Long Island), NJ west to s. OH, s. IL, MO, and OK, south to c. peninsular FL (Marion County), TX, and South America; disjunct in s. AZ.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Var. pubescentia Fantz is endemic in c. and s. peninsular FL (see below); a third variety, var. orientalis Fantz, is endemic in se. Asia.

Synonymy: = FNA11.1, K4, NY, Va, Fantz (2000), Fantz (2002b); < Clitoria mariana L. – Ar, C, F, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S13, SE3, Tat, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, Isely (1998); < Clitoria mariana L. var. mariana – Fl3; < Martiusia mariana (L.) Small – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 6

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