Atlantic pigeon wings (Clitoria mariana) belongs to the Fabaceae (the Pea family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the eastern, southern, and central United States west to New Mexico and Arizona. The stems are ascending, sometimes twining, and 45-60 cm long. The compound leaves are alternate, stalked, and have three leaflets, with the terminal leaflet on a long stalk. The leaflets are smooth or slightly hairy and ovate. The flowers are lavender-pink, funnel-like and about 5 cm long. The fruit is a linear oblong pod, 25 mm long.