Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Coronilla varia L. image
Photographer: Paul E. Berry           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Family Fabaceae
Coronilla varia L.
crown-vetch, purple crown-vetch
Coronilla: diminutive of corina, a "crown," referring to the inflorescence
varia: diverse, differing
Hazardous hazard symbol- click for definition   Invasive - Eradicate!  Stop It symbol- click for definition
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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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 fruit drawing
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

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