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Coronilla varia

Common Name: Crownvetch
Coronilla varia
Coronilla varia

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Coronilla
Species: Coronilla varia

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of crownvetch are pink-purple in 1" clover-like rounded clusters.

The leaves are rounded, small, compound, and paired on creeping stems. The plants can grow to 18" in height.

Habitat & Range

Crownvetch grows along trail sides. It is native to Europe, and is invasive in North America.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from June to August.

Crownvetch is an herbaceous, vining perennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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