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Butterfly Pea

Clitoria ternatea


It is a perennial herbaceous plant, with elliptic, obtuse leaves. It grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soil. The most striking feature about this plant are its vivid deep blue flowers; solitary, with light yellow markings. They are about 4 cm long by 3 cm wide. There are some varieties that yield white flowers. The fruits are 5–7 cm long, flat pods with 6 to 10 seeds in each pod.


Bushy area.

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Deepti S
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Deepti S

Karnataka, India

Lat: 16.41, Long: 74.38

Spotted on Oct 18, 2014
Submitted on Nov 20, 2014

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