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Centrosema Virginianum
Climbing Butterfly-Pea

Climbing Butterfly PeaWhat a cutie.

This Blooms most of the year and is found in the dunes and pinelands, as it trails as a climbing vine.

The leaves are divided into three leaflets.

Such a nice feeling to see this little grower. Definitely something not to cultivate in the garden - best left to Mother Nature.

Tip: Three natural controls for Japanese beetles are: Milky spore (Bacillus popilliae) - it will destroy the grub stage. Also, beneficial nematodes such as ( Heterorhabditis) The third is neem oil. It comes form the Neem tree (India). When put to the soil it kills the grubs and when used on ornamentals it kills the adults.