Saturday, April 2, 2016

B for "Butterfly Pea Flower"

Common Name: Butterfly Pea Flower
Botanical Name: Clitoria ternatea
Assamese Name: Aparajita (meaning 'undefeated')

Butterfly Pea Flower is a common and important flower in Assam. It is basically a perennial creeper and the flower varieties are the common indigo blue and rare white. It is said to be the favourite flower of the Hindu goddess Durga and is used in worshiping her. It is also called the 'Miracle Plant' as it has many medicinal properties. 

A few years back I tried to grow it in my balcony. The photographs are from that time. You can read more about it in my post Progress Plant III: The Miracle Plant.

The white variety in bloom back home
I am taking part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge [April 2016].


  1. Beautiful flower, so perfect, love the shade.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your posts as the A to Z challenge continues in April.

  2. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the color is stunning! I can't say I've ever heard of this flower before, it's shape reminds me of yesterday's flower but other than that it's new to me. I'll have to read more about it!

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  3. Gorgeous flower.. I can see why Durga loved it. Didn't know it was medicinal though!
    Have a great weekend!

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Loved that you dropped by. It would lovely to know how you feel about this post too :)