Clitoria ternatea L.

Common name

English: Blue Pea

German: Blaue Klitorie

Mandarin: 蝶豆 (die dou)

Portuguese: Feno de cunhã

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Clitoria (1)

           Epithet: ternatea L. (1)

Synonyms: Clitoria albiflora Mattei, Ternatea vulgaris Kuntze

albiflora => white-flowered

ternatea => growing in threes, three of a kind, or three in a whorl

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple

External links

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