Creeping Vigna

Vigna parkeri ?

flower of Vigna racemosa from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in turf/pasture near Eldoret, Kenya. December 2015.

FLOWERS: Small pea flower sky blue in color. There are yellow flowered forms also. Several flowers together in short racemes.

VINE: Mostly herbaceous vine that will grow close to ground and form mats.

LEAVES: Leaves are compound with three broad leaflets. Leaflets and new growth pubescent.

RANGE: This East African native has been investigated as a tropical forage crop and has been planted widely for trials.

FRUIT: The bean pods were not observed.


Fabaceae -- Bean Family -- Paplionoideae - Typical Bean Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 7 Jan 2015