Clitoria ternatea, Fam. Fabaceae
Twining perennial climber with minutely hairy stems to 5m long with woody rootstock.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Climbing or twining plant|
Pinnate, 5-7 elliptic to rounded leaflets, 20-50 x 10-30mm, more-or-less glabrous above, sparsely hairy below. Persistent triangular stipules, 4-5mm long.
Blue, White, Yellow
|Flower description:||Pea-shaped blue or white, pale yellow at base, up to 50mm long x 25mm wide, solitary or paired and borne on long axillary stems.|
|Fruit description:||Flattened light brown pods, 50-120 x 7-12mm, with a pointed tip, contain 5-10 seeds 3-7mm long. Environmental weed.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||India, tropical Asia|
|Notes:||Spread by: seeds in garden waste, possibly also spread by seeds in animal manure. Invades: roadsides, canefields, natural areas, especially near human habitation. Notes: garden escapee; now widely naturalised in Queensland. Palatable and nutritious to stock, pods eaten by humans in Philippines. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|