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Canavalia rosea



Florida native


A frequent vine of coastal strands and beaches in much of the peninsula. The range extends along the Gulf Coast from Alabama into Texas.
This prostrate vine has alternate compound leaves with three oval shaped leaflets with entire margins. The flowers are pea-shaped, mostly pink to rose-purple in color with a two-lipped calyx. The fruit is a large flattened pod 10-15cm (4-6 in.) long. The seeds are hard, brown and darkly mottled.

Canavalia rosea is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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