Shankha Pushpa.. blue-pea

Shankha Pushpa or Butterfly Pea from my garden…

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Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly-pea, blue-pea, and cordofan-pea, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.
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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.
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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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