Carolinas and Georgia

300

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-41-001:
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bradburya virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Butterfly-pea, Spurred Butterfly-pea


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Look for it in dry woodlands & openings, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules are persistent.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue-violet/Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

Climbing Butterfly-pea, Spurred Butterfly-pea