Friday, June 29, 2012

Butterfly Pea Flower (Sankhupushpam)

These are three beautiful varieties of Butterfly Pea Flower (Clitoria ternatea).

1. Blue - colored






2. Blue with layered petals



3. White-colored




In Malayalam, it is called Sankhu-pushpam, as the flower resembles 'sankhu', meaning conch. 
The plant is native to Asia. It is a creeper and usually grows on other host plants. The plant has many medicinal values and is used for preparing ayurvedic medicines. Also, it is considered as a sacred flower and is used for offerings and for poojas. 

31 comments:

  1. Wow...Love this flower...Shankhapushpa

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  2. Whatever you call it, it is a gorgeous one! Love those blue ones especially!

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  3. Sono stupende queste tue fotografie, brava!! buona giornata e felice fine settimana a Te...ciao

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  4. Amazing pics... you have captured the colors really well.

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  5. I used to love this flower as a kid, it used to grow right outside my house. Thanks for the happy memories; the pictures are amazing :)

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  6. they are really beautiful!

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  7. These flowers are very beautiful.I love the blue ones! I did'nt know the Butterfly Pea flower until just now. I love my Morning Glory which is the same colour and clings to anything for support just like these. Are these in your garden?

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  8. Incredibly beautiful and breath taking !

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  9. Never saw this beautiful flowers before Abhinav. Fantastic photo's

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  10. Szkoda, ze takie piękne pnącza nie mogą rosnąć u nas. Pozdrawiam.
    It is a pity that such beautiful vines can not grow with us. Yours.

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  11. All so pretty! Beautifully captured!

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  12. Brilliant photography.

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  13. Fantastic photos of the gorgeous flowers.

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  14. Hermosas flores con precioso colorido, gracias por compartir.
    que tengas un buen día.
    saludos.

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  15. Wow it very Pretty, i like it, thanks for sharing nice pic.

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  16. Ah what vibrant colors ! lovely capture ...

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  17. I did not know the name, but I've seen this one around. Great captures.

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  18. Very elegant flowers.

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  19. wow..the blue color is just beautiful!

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  20. pretty flower ! In bengal we call it --neelkantho. ( blue throated) and is offered to lord shiva.:))
    great shot!

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  21. simply awesome ... I have the white ones or similar to that ..

    Bikram's

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  22. I welcome you very warmly.
    I am writing to you from the distant Polish.
    I am charmed your blog and great photos.
    I will be happy when you find time and visit my blog.
    Lucy-Maria

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  23. Beautiful captures :)

    Regards

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  24. great photography! awesome blog you've got here.. Im following you now!

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  25. Prix for beautiful photografes.

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  26. I've not seen these before, they certainly are beautiful!

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  27. Awesome, great post. Thanks a lot.

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  28. I am very much fond of this creeper and flower. It grows in hedges. Even in Mumbai while taking a walk I wouldn't miss this. I would pick up the black seed and sow in a pot on a terrace; it grows and never fails to delight.

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