Clitoria ternatea

Clitoria ternatea

Clitoria ternatea

(Clitoria, Butterfly Pea)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Clitoria ternatea

Common name(s)

Clitoris, Butterfly Pea

Flower colour; life form

Blue, white; vine

Campus

Townsville

Description

A vine, the leaves have 5-9 leaflets. The flower is pea-shaped with a large blue or occasionally white standard to 5 cm long. The pod is flat to 11 cm long and about 1 cm wide.

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Clitoria ternatea