Narrow-leaf Cologania

Cologania angustifolia
(Galactia radicata)

Cologania angustifolia photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in the ponderosa woodlands at Washington Park, n.e. of Payson, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. 17 July 2016.

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FRUIT: The small, straight bean pods hold about 6 small seeds.

FLOWERS: This plant might go unnoticed save for the bright magenta pea-flowers about 6 mm long.

Cologania angustifolia photo © by Mike Plagens

LEAVES: The leaves, regularly spaced along the stems, have three long narrow leaflets.

PERENNIAL?: Herbaceous, slender, climbing stems sometimes reaching a meter or more.

RANGE: Found in montane forest and woodland habitat from around Flagstaff and southeastward to western Texas.

Fabaceae -- Bean Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
The Flora of Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands


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