Atlantic Pigeonwings

Atlantic pigeonwings (Clitoria mariana)

Common Name: Atlantic pigeonwings

Latin NameClitoria mariana

FamilyFabaceae

Habit:  A perennial vine that will spread to about 4-6 feet in length.

Leaves:  3 leaflets, entire, mostly ovate to ovate-lanceolate.

Flowers:  Pale purple flowers appear in the summer.

Habitat:  Dry flatwoods, pine stands and sandhills.

Landscape:  Grows in part shade to full sun with average moisture.

Wildlife use:  Bees and butterflies use the flowers as a nectar source. Songbirds eat the seeds. 

Atlantic pigeonwings (Clitoria mariana)

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