Purple bloom in the woods

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Date Photo Taken: 08/12/2014
Location: Berkeley Lake, Ga
Posted By: traceysett


I have two of these small plants that popped up this week in the woods. I have no idea what they could be. It is a shady wooded area. About 6-10″ tall and a pale purple color.


  1. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    I’d call it a “Butterfly Pea” Clitoria Mariana
    Google either name and check it out.

    August 13th, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  2. traceysett Registered says:

    Thank you! I think you are right. From reading about it, it looks like it won’t come back next year.

    August 13th, 2014 at 4:46 pm
  3. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    The one you have is generally growing along the ground. It and the “climbing butterfly pea” I have seen in the same area for two years now. So you might see it next year. I find them in NE Georgia (Lumpkin Co.) and Coastal GA (Glynn County). Pretty flowers.

    August 13th, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    At my house, Clitoria Mariana is perennial…
    I’ve even been successfully transplanting some of them into my flower beds…

    August 14th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

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