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Clitoria ternate
Butterfly Pea
Celeng Leguminosae

Clitoria ternatea, Butterfly Pea, Leguminosae, Celeng


Clitoria ternatea, Butterfly Pea, Leguminosae, Celeng

Members of this large genus of more than 700 species come in just about every form imaginable: annuals, perennials, shrubs and small trees.
Most come from tropical and subtropical regions, with species found in both hemispheres. The cultivated species are generally subshrubs or small, deciduous, woody plants with bright green pinnate leaves and panicles of sweet pea-like flowers, usually produced in summer.
Flowering colors: Blue, Mauve, Pink, Purple, Red
Cultivation:They tend to prefer light yet moist, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade.
Propagate from seed or cuttings or basal suckers.
Medical use: Leaves used to combat ulcer, cough and as depurative while root serves as purgative and diuretic. Flower cures inflamed eyes. Against boils and coughs.