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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Centrosema virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-41-001:
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bradburya virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Butterfly-pea, Spurred Butterfly-pea


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_brvi5_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090717_117

July        

Stipules ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, persistent, 1.5-4mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm100702_042

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaflets mostly ovate or lance-shaped but sometimes linear, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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JK Marlow    jkm100702_047

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

The standard 2.5-3.5cm long, spurred near base; wings & keel about 2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_899

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Calyx tube broadly hemispheric; lobes linear-subulate, the lowermost longest, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm180716_3418

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180730_3614

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180730_3619

July    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_virginianum

August        

Flowers egg-shaped to nearly round, usually a white spot in center, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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JK Marlow    jkm180924_4935

September    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm180924_4937

September    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm071027_032

October    Abbeville County    SC

Roadside

Fruit a flattened 2-5" linear pod, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm151017_472

October    Columbia County    GA

Leaflets widely to narrowly ovate, ovate-lanceolate or oblong to elliptic, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s071027_a

October    Abbeville County    SC

Legume flattened, 7-14cm, with an elongate, persistent, beak-like style, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Centrosema virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-41-001:
Centrosema virginianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bradburya virginiana

 

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300

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Dry woodlands and openings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules are persistent.
Leaflets are subtended by stipels.

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue-violet/Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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