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Spurred Butterfly Pea


Pink, apparently these flowers are adapted to encourage visits by bees.


Growing wild. Roadside. By the highway. Last shot shows the tangle of vines on the ground.


Clitoria or Centrosema???

No species ID suggestions


SarahWhitt 3 months ago

You are welcome, SukanyaDatta!! ;)

SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

Thanks a lot SarahWhitt for sorting out my confusion. Clitoria ternatea is a much loved flower here in Bengal, India and almost all gardens have one...this one looked similar but wasn't a match...

SarahWhitt 3 months ago

That is really pretty!! It looks alot like sweet pea.
But, you are correct, I think... it is - Centrosema virginianum - also known as: spurred butterfly pea vines...

Chandannagar, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.96, Long: 88.40

Spotted on Nov 24, 2018
Submitted on Nov 27, 2018

Spotted for mission

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