Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Flowers and peas can be eaten.

There are no edible uses listed for Centrosema virginianum.

Material uses

The plant can be allowed to grow without supports and it will then sprawl over the ground as an effective ground cover[1].

Plants have been grown as a green manure[1].

The plants extensive root system makes it useful for stabilizing soils and controlling erosion[1].
There are no material uses listed for Centrosema virginianum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Make a poultice from the leaves with a pinch of salt and use to reduce swelling.

There are no medicinal uses listed for Centrosema virginianum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Green manure


Ground cover


Earth stabiliser


Nitrogen fixer

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and sow in a greenhouse in the spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant out in the summer.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any sandy or loamy soil in a sunny position[1]. Tolerant of poor acid soils, dry soils and drought[1].

A climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around other plants[1].

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Centrosema virginianum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Centrosema virginianum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Centrosema virginianum
Genus
Centrosema
Family
Leguminosae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
12
Heat Zone
12
Water
low
Sun
indirect sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
2 x
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
  2. ? Diggs, Jnr. G.M.; Lipscomb. B. L. & O'Kennon. R. J [Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas] Botanical Research Institute, Texas. (32202/01/01)



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