Clitoria ternatea

Clitoria ternatea

Clitoria ternatea

(Butterfly Pea, Clitoria)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Clitoria ternatea

Common name(s)

Butterfly Pea, Clitoria

Flower colour; life form

Flowers blue to white. Climbing vine, stems to 5 m long

Distinguishing features

Leaves with 5-9 leaflets. Leaves usually 1 per axil, pea-shaped, large standard to 5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, blue or white, pale yellow at base. Pod to 11 cm long, flattened, light brown in colour.

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Clitoria ternatea