[Wildflowers with 5 Petals in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

The Pea Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington


Bicolored Lupine near Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge..........April 6, 2002.

Members of the Pea Family Found in the Columbia River Gorge:

Desert False-indigo, False Indigo, False Indigo-bush, Western False Indigo: Amorpha fruticosa (Synonyms: Amorpha angustifolia, Amorpha bushii, Amorpha croceolanata, Amorpha curtissii, Amorpha dewinkeleri, Amorpha occidentalis, Amorpha tennesseensis, Amorpha virgata) -

Milk-vetch: The Genus Astragalus -

Scotch Broom: Cytisus scoparius - Shrub to 7 feet tall. Leaves are in threes (looking like thin clover leaves). Stems and leaves are a dark green. Flowers bright yellow, often with reddish splotches and irregular in shape, looking like crab claws.

American Licorice, Licorice Root, Wild Licorice: Glycyrrhiza lepidota (Synonyms: Glycyrrhiza glutinosa, Glycyrrhiza lepidota var. glutinosa, Glycyrrhiza lepidota var. lepidota)-

Western Sweet-vetch: Hedysarum occidentale -

Dune Surfpea, Lanceleaf Scurfpea, Lanceleaf Scurf-pea, Lance-leaf Scurfpea, Lance-leaf Scurf-pea, Lemon Scurfpea, Wild Lemonweed: Ladeania lanceolata (Synonyms: Psoralea lanceolata, Psoralea lanceolata ssp. lanceolata, Psoralea lanceolata ssp. scabra, Psoralea lanceolata var. purshii, Psoralea lanceolata var. stenophylla, Psoralea lanceolata var. stenostachys, Psoralea scabra, Psoralea stenostachys, Psoralidium lanceolatum, Psoralidium lanceolatum var. stenophyllum, Psoralidium lanceolatum var. stenostachys, Psoralidium stenophyllum) -

Peas: The Genus Lathyrus -

Deer-vetch and Trefoil: The Genus Lotus -

Lupine: The Genus Lupinus -

Alfalfa and Medic: The Genus Medicago -

Sweet-clover: The Genus Melilotus -

Black Locust, Robinia: Robinia pseudoacacia (Synonyms: Robinia pseudo-acacia, Robinia pseudoacacia var. pyramidalis, Robinia pseudoacacia var. rectissima) -

Golden Pea: Thermopsis montana var. ovata -

Clover: The Genus Trifolium -

Vetch: The Genus Vicia -

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