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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Clitoria ternatea L. var. ternatea
Asian pigeonwings

Clitoria ternatea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported for pinelands and hammcks in the Everglades Keys and Florida Keys by Small in 1933. Apparently sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Clitoria ternatea var. ternatea has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized




Clitoria ternatea var. ternatea has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Clitoria ternatea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr