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Spurred Butterfly Pea

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Clitoria or Centrosema???


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3 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 months ago

You are welcome, SukanyaDatta!! ;)

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
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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