Missouri Department of Conservation Community Conservation Planner Ronda Headland (left) gives planting advice to a Mansfield High School student during a planting project April 15 at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum near Mansfield. The Missouri Department of Conservation is providing financial and technical support for a native-plant landscaping project at the site.
Butterfly pea is a low, shrubby, or twining perennial in the pea family, with showy, butterfly-like flowers. The leaves are compound with three leaflets. This species grows in the southern parts of Missouri, in acid soils.
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