Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Butterfly Pea Clitoria Ternatea

Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.  It is a perennial herbaceous plant.
As a legume, its roots form a symbiotic association with soil bacteria known as rhizobia, which transform atmospheric N2 into a plant usable form, therefore, this plant is also used to improve soil quality through the decomposition of N-rich tissue.
In Hindi it is called as अपराजिता Aparajita in Konkani: Shankha Pushpa शंख पुष्प  in Tamil Tamil சங்கு கன்னிக்கொடி Kannikkodi in Malayalam സന്ഗ പുശ്പമ Sangu pushpam in Manipuri অপরাজিতা Aparajita in Marathi: Shankha Pushpa शंख पुष्प
butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings

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