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Centrosema virginianum

Common Name(s): Spurred buterfly pea
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=59° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 5.3 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy soils to clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Clear
Variable in drought and frost resistance. Common in tropics, but found elsewhere.
Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose
Animal Food - forage, Environ. - soil improver, Environ. - ornamental, Environ. - erosion control
Tropical-wet and dry, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Mexico, Southeastern USA, South America
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