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

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

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Other Dipogon lignosus Information

  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Dipogon lignosus (Cape sweet pea) flower. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Dipogon lignosus (Cape sweet pea) growth habit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Dipogon lignosus (Cape sweet pea) inflorescence, leaves, seed pod. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff