Centrosema virginianum

spurred butterfly pea

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Synonyms:  Bradburya virginiana

wildlife plant  


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,purple,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: butterfly garden, natural landscape, habitat restoration
Propagation: Seeds from mature pods
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant  
Larval host plant for long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus) and northern cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) butterflies
Native Habitats: pinelands and open coastal uplands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: