Dipogon lignosus

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Common names: Cape sweet pea, okie bean

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

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Dipogon lignosus Information

  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.