Centrosema sp., Butterfly Pea

Centrosema sp.

Butterfly Pea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Tropical America
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The Centrosema is a fast-growing climber with fine foliage, pinnate leaves, a great plant for attracting butterflies.

Another species, Clitoria, is similar but the latter has a tubular calyx that is much different from that of Centrosema.

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