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  Butterfly Pea

 

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The Butterfly Pea is an evergreen creeper, with the botanical designation Clitoria ternatea. Whereas the first part refers to the shape of this climber's flowers, which resemble the intimate parts of the female anatomy, the second part derives from the Indonesian Island of Ternate, where this species was first recorded. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.