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Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. (Fabaceae), commonly called Purple Bushbean, or Siratro is a perennial legume recognized by its climbing dense green vines and deep purple flowers. It is rich in protein, and is commonly used for cattle pastures intercropped with grass, used in hay, or as a ground cover to prevent soil erosion and to improve soil quality. It is indigenous to the tropical and subtropical regions of North, Central and South America, and can be found in many tropical regions around the world. (Wikipedia). Photo#6 shows the shrub that it climbed on.
A pilgrimage ground on a hill adjacent to a vast pasture land in Alfonso Cavite, just outside Tagaytay.