Crownvetch Securigera varia (Linnaeus) LassenNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Coronilla varia, Crown Vetch, Purple Crownvetch.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Securigera   

Status:

"Introduced and naturalized from Europe; Maine and New England to South Dakota, south to Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri; native of Europe, southwestern Asia and north Africa" (Reed, 1964).

Relationships:

Host plant for Wild Indigo Duskywing.

There are 352 records in the project database.

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Crownvetch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (6/10/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Crownvetch blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Crownvetch blooming in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Crownvetch in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/25/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Crownvetch blooming in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/20/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Crownvetch blooming in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Crownvetch blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2014). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Crownvetch in fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (7/3/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Crownvetch blooming in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/5/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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