Shamrock Pea

Parochetus communis

Shamrock Pea, Parochetus communis, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed near Gatamaiyo Forest, Nakuru County, Kenya. 15 Oct. 2016.

The solitary, bright blue flowers of this clover-like, prostrate, herbaceous plant distinguish it from typical clovers. It is generally restricted to montane areas with adequate moisture and moderate temperatures.

Fabaceae -- Bean Family -- Papilionoideae - Typical Bean Sub-Family

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Kenya Natural History

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