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Asian pigeonwings

Clitoria ternatea


The Butterfly pea (Asian pigeonwings) is a herbaceous plant. It grows as a vine. It is a tropical twining herb. The petals may vary from colors: Indigo, Blue, White, Violet. And this flower may have more petals or just one.


Clitoria Ternatea is growing wild and also in gardens. It can be grown in moist or even in neutral soil.


The plant is harvested from the wild as a food, medicine and dye. Lately used in drinks such as tea. The Asian pigeonwings's reproduction happen by the seeds.

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Piliyandala, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 1, 2021
Submitted on Jan 2, 2021

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