Spurred Butterfly Pea
Common Name: Spurred Butterfly Pea
Latin Name: Centrosema virginianum
Habit: A perennial vine that grows to about 10 feet in length.
Leaves: Alternate, with three leaflets that are ovate in shape.
Flowers: Lavender pink flowers appear mainly in the summer.
Distribution: Hammock edges, pinelands, and sandhills.
Landscape: In the home landscape it grows in part-shade to shade, with average to dry soils.
Wildlife use: Butterflies and bees use the flowers as a nectar source.