Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Butterfly Pea
Give a thumbs up Butterfly Pea Vine
Give a thumbs up Atlantic Pigeonwings

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Alternate
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seed pods-allow seeds to dry in pods before collecting

the delicate blooms appear in spring and again in fall

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
moonflower (Ipomoea alba) questions by Jai_Ganesha Jun 8, 2017 7:16 AM 11
New Seed Swap Coming. by Horntoad Dec 14, 2015 9:12 PM 5
Growing wild by flaflwrgrl Aug 16, 2014 11:41 AM 23
A vine with flowers so pretty. by jojoe Aug 24, 2013 12:12 PM 6
wild flower's i found when cleaning my yard??? by jojoe Aug 16, 2012 6:39 PM 9
Butterfly Pea, Atlantic Pigeonwings by wildflowers Aug 8, 2010 4:53 PM 0

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