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*Clitoria ternatea Linnaeus. Blue-pea, Conchitas, Zapatico de la Reina. Phen: Mar-Nov (-Feb). Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of the Paleotropics. Weakly naturalized in s. GA (Isely 1998) and FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Taxonomy Comments: A form of garden or accidental origin has radially symmetrical flowers, the 5 petals each banner-like, and the stamens distinct or in bundles of 2-5; it is sometimes accorded varietal rank as var. pleniflora Fantz, but we regard it as best considered a form.

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl3, K1, K3, K4, S, SE3, WH3, Isely (1998); = n/a – S13; > Clitoria ternatea L. var. pleniflora Fantz – FNA11.1, Fantz (2000); > Clitoria ternatea L. var. ternatea – FNA11.1, Fantz (2000)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU

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