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Dipogon lignosus  (L.) Verdc.
Okie bean
Dipogon lignosus is a perennial herb or vine that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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Genus: Dipogon
Family: Fabaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSDolichos lignosus
Information about  Dipogon lignosus from other sources
USDA PLANTS Profile (DILI8)

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[Wikipedia] South Africa native, Invasive weed: Dipogon lignosus has a native range that covers the Western Cape and Eastern Cape in South Africa where it prefers milder areas where it is not subjected to frost.[4] It is an invasive weed in Australia[5] and New Zealand[6] and in some areas control of D. lignosus can be mandated.[7] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Dipogon lignosus (Cape sweet pea) is a perennial vine (family Fabaceae) with pink flowers and broad triangular leaves found in the southwestern ranges of California. It is native to South Africa. It favors forests, woodlands, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It spreads via seeds and rhizomes. Seeds are dispersed via birds, water and possibly ants. Cal-IPC Rating: Watch (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/28/2023).