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White butterfly pea

Clitoria ternata 'Alba'

Description:

This is the white cultivar of the usual blue butterfly pea. The flowers are presented upside down - the "keel" petal appears on the top rather than the underside. A native of subtropical America and Asia, the butterfly pea is beautiful. A vine that can climb to 9 feet in a hot summer. The flowers are produced in late summer, and are completely white A member of the pea family, elongated peas are produced and seeds can be collected for sowing the following year.



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5 Comments

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Thank you Marta,KuheliBD and Magazhu..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Thank you Leuba..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Thank you Stephanielrickman..

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Beautiful!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Lovely !

Pradeep Kumar
Spotted by
Pradeep Kumar

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 12.91, Long: 80.07

Spotted on Aug 28, 2014
Submitted on Aug 28, 2014

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