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. 

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