Fabaceae - pea family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 30 March 2017)


Fabaceae - pea family

Mount Desert Island is home to 24 species and 1 hybrid in 14 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Amorpha (1 species)
      Amorpha fruticosa - false indigo-bush (rare [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Amphicarpaea (1 species)
      Amphicarpaea bracteata - American hog-peanut (uncommon)
   Genista (1 species)
      Genista tinctoria - dyer's greenweed (rare)
   Laburnum (1 hybrid)
      Laburnum xwatereri - golden chain-tree (rare)
   Lathyrus (3 species)
      Lathyrus japonicus - beach vetchling (common)
      Lathyrus palustris - marsh vetchling (uncommon)
      Lathyrus pratensis - meadow vetchling (uncommon)
   Lotus (1 species)
      Lotus corniculatus - garden bird's-foot-trefoil (uncommon)
   Lupinus (1 species)
      Lupinus polyphyllus - blue lupine (occasional)
   Medicago (2 species)
      Medicago lupulina - black medick (uncommon)
      Medicago sativa - purple medick (uncommon)
   Melilotus (2 species)
      Melilotus albus - white sweet-clover ([?])
      Melilotus officinalis - yellow sweet-clover (uncommon)
   Robinia (2 species)
      Robinia hispida - bristly locust (rare)
      Robinia pseudoacacia - black locust (occasional)
   Securigera (1 species)
      Securigera varia - purple crown-vetch (uncommon)
   Thermopsis (1 species)
      Thermopsis villosa - Blue Ridge false lupine (rare)
   Trifolium (6 species)
      Trifolium arvense - rabbit-foot clover (common)
      Trifolium aureum - palmate hop clover (occasional)
      Trifolium campestre - pinnate hop clover (occasional)
      Trifolium hybridum - alskie clover (uncommon)
      Trifolium pratense - red clover (common)
      Trifolium repens - white clover (common)
   Vicia (3 species)
      Vicia cracca - bird vetch (common)
      Vicia sativa - common vetch (uncommon)
      Vicia tetrasperma - four-seeded vetch (uncommon)






Amorpha (indigo-bush)
[information to be added]

Amorpha fruticosa (false indigo-bush) - [information to be added]


Amphicarpaea (hog-peanut)
[information to be added]

Amphicarpaea bracteata (American hog-peanut) - [information to be added]


Genista (greenweed)
[information to be added]

Genista tinctoria (dyer's greenweeed) - [information to be added]


Laburnum (golden chain-tree)
[information to be added]

Laburnum xwatereri (golden chain-tree) - [information to be added]

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Lathyrus (vetchling)
[information to be added]

Lathyrus japonicus (beach vetchling) - [information to be added]

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Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling) - [information to be added]

Lathyrus pratensis (meadow vetchling) - [information to be added]

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Lotus (bird's-foot-trefoil)
[information to be added]

Lotus corniculatus (garden bird's-foot-trefoil) - [information to be added]
   
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Lupinus (lupine)
[information to be added]

Lupinus polyphyllus (blue lupine) - [information to be added]

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Medicago (medick)
[information to be added]

Medicago lupulina (black medick) - [information to be added]

Medicago sativa (purple medick) - [information to be added]


Melilotus (sweet clover)
[information to be added]

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover) - [information to be added]

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Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover) - [information to be added]


Robinia (locust)
[information to be added]

Robinia hispida (bristly locust) - [information to be added]

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust) - [information to be added]

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Securigera (crown-vetch)
[information to be added]

Securigera varia (purple crown-vetch) - [information to be added]

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Thermopsis (false lupine)
[information to be added]

Thermopsis villosa (Blue Ridge false lupine) - [information to be added]


Trifolium (clover)
[information to be added]

Trifolium arvense (rabbit-foot clover) - [information to be added]

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Trifolium aureum (palmate hop clover) - [information to be added]

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Trifolium campestre (pinnate hop clover) - [information to be added]

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Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover) - [information to be added]

Trifolium pratense (red clover) - [information to be added]

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Trifolium repens (white clover) - [information to be added]

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Vicia (vetch)
[information to be added]

Vicia cracca (bird vetch) - [information to be added]

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Vicia sativa (common vetch) - [information to be added]

Vicia tetrasperma (four-seeded vetch) - [information to be added]


Note:
   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.