Common Name: Butterfly Pea

  • Habit: Vine
  • Light: Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 5-8′
  • Flower: Pink, White, Violet, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
  • Fruit: Flat legume pod full of seeds
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
  • Larval host for: Long-Tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus), Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

SKU: cen_vir_000 Categories:
Centrosema virginianum is a twining, trailing vine with a delicate stem usually about 6′ long. Produces lavender to white pea family flowers for most of the year with the peak in mid-summer. The flowers are followed by a legume pod full of seeds. This vine is a nitrogen fixer, attracts numerous butterflies and other insects and is the larval host plant for at several species of butterfly. A great addition to a butterfly garden.

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