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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Cologania angustifolia - longleaf cologania

Synonyms: Cologania longifolia
Other Common Names: cologania, narrowleaf tick clover
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Fabaceae

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Plant - summer
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Plant - summer
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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Trailing or can be nearly erect to 4 feet long.
Height: 4 feet


Habitat Description: Coniferous forests.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4000 - 9000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Reddish-purple     Shape: Irregular not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Jul - Sep
Description: Pea-like and notched. One inch long by 3/4 inch wide on a 1/8 inch long stem. Has erect upper petal to 5/8 inch wide while lower petals curves forward. Occurs as a single flower or 2 to 3 in leaf axils.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Pinnate with 6 inch long stem. Usually 3 leaflets but sometimes 5. Leaflets are very narrow to 2-1/2 inches long, variable and often folded in half along its length. Hairy on the margins and beneath leaflet.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green   
Fruit Type: Pod
Fruit Notes: Pod is flat and smooth.
Seed Notes: Seeds are brown and round.

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