Photographer: Paul E. Berry
Coronilla varia L.
crown-vetch, purple crown-vetch
Coronilla: diminutive of corina, a "crown," referring to the inflorescence
varia: diverse, differing
Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||loosely-erect perennial, 1'-2' tall forb; forming dense colonies|
|Flower: ||pink to white, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long; inflorescence a 1/2" round, dense umbel; blooms May-Sept.|
|Fruit:||long, narrow, 4-angled pods with 3-7 segments surrounding the seeds |
|Leaf:||stalkless, pinnately-divided into an odd number (11-25) of leaflets|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites, roadsides|
|Notes: ||to eradicate burn in late spring, pull, mow for several years, spray legume or broadleaf herbicide|