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Clitoria Mariana

Butteryfly Pea

Scientific Name:

Clitoria Mariana

Genus:

Clitoria L

Species Epithet:

Mariana

Common Name:

Butteryfly Pea

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Clitoria Mariana

Butterfly Pea

(c) John Clarke

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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