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Asian pigeonwings

Clitoria ternatea

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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Amarina
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Amarina

Piliyandala, Western Province, Sri Lanka

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

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