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Legume or Pea

Latin: Leguminosae

Plants in the Legume or Pea Family by Scientific Name


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indigo bush, false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)
Amorpha fruticosa
Common Names indigo bush, false indigo
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Shrub - Tree
Native Yes
Weed Yes
curvepod milkvetch (Astragalus curvicarpus)
Astragalus curvicarpus
Common Names curvepod milkvetch, sickle milkvetch
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
threadstalk milkvetch, basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes)
Astragalus filipes
Common Names threadstalk milkvetch, basalt milkvetch
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
Mulford's milkvetch (Astragalus mulfordiae)Astragalus mulfordiae
Common Names Mulford's milkvetch
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Purple, white
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Blue Mountain prairie clover, Western prairie clover (Dalea ornata)
Dalea ornata
Common Names Blue Mountain prairie clover, Western prairie clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Searl's prairie clover (Dalea searlsiae)
Dalea searlsiae
Common Names Searl's prairie clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)Glycyrrhiza lepidota
Common Names wild licorice
Family Legume or Pea
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed Yes
peavine (Lathyrus nevadensis)Lathyrus nevadensis
Common Names peavine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Lavender, light blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Few-flowered Peavine (Lathyrus pauciflorus)
Lathyrus pauciflorus
Common Names few-flowered peavine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Vine
Native Yes
Weed No
bushy peavine (Lathyrus rigidus)
Lathyrus rigidus
Common Names bushy peavine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color White
Plant Type Vine
Native Yes
Weed No
Birds Foot Trefoil (Lotus Corniculatus)Lotus corniculatus
Common Names bird's-foot trefoil
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Native No
Weed Can be
Spur Lupine (Lupinus arbustus)Lupinus arbustus
Common Names spur lupine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow, white, purple
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
kellogg spurred lupine(Lupinus caudatus)
Lupinus caudatus
Common Names kellogg spurred lupine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Lupinus sp.
Common Names bluebonnet, lupine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Leaves: Palmate compound
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
white sweetclover (Melilotus alba)
Melilotus alba
Common Names white sweetclover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color White
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
yellow sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis )
Melilotus officinalis
Common Names yellow sweetclover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
golden pea (Thermopsis montana)
Thermopsis montana
Common Names golden pea
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Not palatable to livestock
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
strawberry clover (Trifolium fragiferum ) Trifolium fragiferum
Common Names strawberry clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Light Pink
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed No
big-head clover (Trifolium macrocephalum)
Trifolium macrocephalum
Common Names big-head clover, largehead clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Pink and Yellowish
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
Trifolium owyheense
Common Names
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Short Description Owyhee clover
Native
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Trifolium pratense
Common Names red clover
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native No
Weed No
white clover, ladino clover, Dutch clover (Trifolium repens)Trifolium repens
Common Names ladino clover, white clover, Dutch clover
Family Legume or Pea
Native No
Weed Can be

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Dr. Clinton C. Shock
Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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