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Updated 6/21/2024

Family Fabaceae

Bean or Legume Family

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Sesbania tomentosa   

  'OHAI   

 

Sesbania tomentosa f. arborea   

  'OHAI   

 

Acacia koa   

KOA

 

Acacia koaia 

KOAI'A

 

Sophora chrysophylla

MAMANE

 

Canavalia pubescens 

'AWIKIWIKI

 
Caesalpinia kavaiensis

'UHI'UHI

 

Erythrina sandwicensis

WILIWILI


HAWAII - INDIGENOUS

Vigna marina

BEACH PEA    NANEA

 
Caesalpinia bonduc

YELLOW NICKERS    KAKALAIOA

 
Senna gaudichaudii

KOLOMONA or HEUHIUHI

 

 

HAWAII - NATURALIZED

Prosopis pallida  

ALGAROBA or MESQUITE    KIAWE

 

Prosopis juliflora 

BIG-THORN ALGAROBA    KIAWE

Vachellia farnesiana 

SWEET ACACIA or NEEDLE BUSH    KOLU

 
Pithecellobium dulce  

MANILA TAMARIND    'OPIUMA

 
Mimosa pudica  

SENSITIVE PLANT or SLEEPING GRASS

 

Leucaena leucocephala

GIANT LEUCAENA    KOA HAOLE

 

 

Senna surattensis

SCRAMBLED EGG BUSH    KOLOMONA

 
Senna alata 

CANDLE BUSH

 
Vigna luteola

HAIRY COWPEA

 

Alysicarpus vaginalis

ALYCE CLOVER

 

 

Indigofera hendecaphylla

CREEPING INDIGO

 

Indigofera suffruticosa 

INDIGO

 

Canavalia cathartica

POISONOUS SEABEAN    MAUNALOA

Canavalia sericea

SILKY JACKBEAN    POHUE

 

Clitoria ternatea

BUTTERFLY PEA

 

Sigmoidotropis speciosa

WANDERING COWPEA

Macroptilium atropurpureum 

CREEPING MACROPTILIUM

 

 

Macroptilium lathyroides

WILD BEAN or COW PEA

 

Chamaecrista nictitans

subsp. patellaria var. glabrata 

PARTRIDGE PEA

 

 

Lablab purpureus

HYACINTH BEAN

 

Desmanthus pernambucanus 

SLENDER MIMOSA

 

Neonotonia wightii  

GLYCINE

 

Desmodium incanum

SPANISH CLOVER

 

Desmodium intortum

GREENLEAF DESMODIUM

 

Desmodium uncinatum

SILVERLEAF DESMODIUM

 

 
Medicago lupulina

BLACK MEDIC

 

Melilotus indica

SWEET CLOVER

 

Lotus subbiflorus

LOTUS

 

Trifolium arvense var. arvense

RABBIT-FOOT CLOVER

 

Trifolium pratense var. sativum

RED CLOVER

 

Trifolium repens var. repens

WHITE CLOVER

 

Caesalpinia decapetala 

CAT'S CLAW VINE or MYSORE THORN

 

Acacia confusa 

FORMOSAN ACACIA or KOA

Samanea saman

MONKEYPOD

 

Senna pendula var. advena

PENDANT SENNA

Crotalaria pallida

SMOOTH RATTLEPOD

 

Crotalaria retusa

RATTLEWEED

 

Arachis pintoi

PINTO PEANUT

 

 
   

HAWAII - CULTIVATED

Bauhinia monandra

PINK ORCHID TREE

 

Bauhinia x blakeana

HONG KONG ORCHID TREE

 
Bauhinia variegata var. candida

WHITE ORCHID TREE

Bauhinia variegata

VARIEGATED ORCHID TREE

 

Cheniella tenuiflora

CASCADING ORCHID TREE

 

Lysiphyllum hookeri

HOOKER'S BAUHINIA

Cassia grandis

CORAL SHOWER TREE

 

Cassia x nealiae

RAINBOW SHOWER TREE

Cassia bakeriana

PINK SHOWER TREE

 

Cassia javanica

PINK & WHITE SHOWER TREE

 

Cassia fistula

GOLDEN SHOWER TREE

 

Cassia leptophylla

GOLD MEDALLION TREE

 

Senna siamea

SIAMESE CASSIA

 

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

DWARF POINCIANA

 

Delonix regia

ROYAL POINCIANA

 

Colvillea racemosa

COLVILLEA

 

Calliandra haematocephala

RED POWDER PUFF    'OHAI ALI'I

 

Calliandra surinamensis

SURINAM POWDER PUFF

 

Sesbania javanica

SESBANIA PEA

 

Sophora tomentosa

YELLOW NECKLACE POD or SILVERBUSH

 

Tamarindus indica

TAMARIND

 

Erythrina sacleuxii

SACLEUX'S CORAL TREE

Saraca asoca

INDIAN ASHOKA TREE

 

Saraca declinata

RED SARACA

Strongylodon macrobotrys

JADE VINE

 

Saraca indica

JAVA ASHOKA TREE

Erythrina crista-galli
 

COCK'S CLAW CORAL TREE

Mucuna novoguineensis

RED JADE VINE

Brownea coccinea

SCARLET FLAME BEAN

 

Brownea coccinea capitella

SCARLET FLAME BEAN

Lonchocarpus violaceus

LILAC TREE

 

Erythrina variegata

TIGER'S CLAW or INDIAN CORAL TREE

Bauhinia tomentosa

YELLOW ORCHID TREE