Centrosema vine

Centrosma virginiana flowers closeup

I just snapped this photo yesterday in the garden of the native (Illinois south to Florida) Centrosema virginianum (butterfly pea) vine.  We don’t currently offer this, but if we did, would you buy it? See the top 25 flowers that attract butterflies here.

11 thoughts on “Centrosema vine

  1. I’m pretty sure that’s the vine I stopped to admire yesterday while running at Umstead. I made a note to try to remember to not yank it out if/when I see it pop up in my woods. Beautiful!

  2. How interesting that I found this little flower in the wild on Tuesday of this week. I went home to look it up and see what it was. I probably would not buy it though.

  3. Yes, I would buy it! My parents have this growing wild in their neighborhood and I have always enjoyed seeing it on walks this time of year. I looked into buying one a while back for my yard, but it didn’t seem to be available.

  4. found one this morning in the middle of a solar field I was inspecting in Florida, took a snap shot for the wife. It seems to be quite happy in very poor sandy soil in direct sunlight.. I mean baking sunlight. It made my day.

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