Shankha Pushpa.. blue-pea

Shankha Pushpa or Butterfly Pea from my garden…

Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly-pea, blue-pea, and cordofan-pea, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.
The butterfly Pea, Clitoria ternatea, is a wild flower which one encounters on walks in the woods. It has two colours, white and blue. There is a single and a double variety too. It is called Shankha Pushpa ( conch flower) in Sanskrit and Kannada.
The flowers are used in Ayurveda to enhance memory and sharpen the intelligence… The Shankha Pushpa is the favourite flower of Ganesha, the Hindu god of success.

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