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Butterfly Pea

Centrosema sp.

Description:

This beautiful pea flower, about 2" high and wide, was on a hearty vine about six feet up The pods are about 10" long and half an inch wide, with a tendency to emerge horizontally instead of hanging straight down. There are purple streaks emerging from the mouth of the flower, which is pure white.

Habitat:

This was found hanging from the trees at the edge of pastureland carved from rainforest near the Macal River in western Belize

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Irene Brady
Spotted by
Irene Brady

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Spotted on Dec 8, 2011
Submitted on Feb 8, 2016

Spotted for Mission

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