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Spurred Butterfly Pea
|Size:||ft tall by vines up to 6 foot long ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter dormant (north), evergreen (south). Blooms summer-fall (north) or year round (south).|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Butterfly garden, natural landscape, habitat restoration|
|Propagation:||Seeds from mature pods|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Larval host plant for long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus) and northern cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) butterflies.
Pollinated by bees.
Primarily dispersed by ants.
|Native Habitats:||Pinelands and open coastal uplands|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures