Herb: Butterfly Pea
Latin name: Centrosema virginianum
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of Butterfly Pea:Dry sandy soils in woodlands.
Other uses of the herb:The plant can be allowed to grow without supports and it will then sprawl over the ground as an effective ground cover. Plants have been grown as a green manure. The plants extensive root system makes it useful for stabilizing soils and controlling erosion.
Propagation of Butterfly Pea:Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and sow in a greenhouse in the spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry sandy soils in woodlands.
Medicinal use of Butterfly Pea:None known
Known hazards of Centrosema virginianum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.