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Clitoria ternatea

Clitoria ternatea
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Copyright: manee makkala (makkala) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 84] (1733)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-04
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-05 7:35
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Clitoria ternatea

Scientific classification

Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Fabales
Family : Fabaceae
Subfamily : Faboideae
Tribe : Cicereae
Genus : Clitoria
Species : C. ternatea
Binomial name : Clitoria ternatea L.

Clitoria ternatea is a vine native to tropical and equatorial Asia, but has been introduced to Africa, Australia and the New World. It grows well in moist neutral soil and requires little care. It is grown as an ornamental plant and as a revegetation species (e.g., in coal mines in Australia). It fixes nitrogen and is therefore also used to improve soil quality. In Southeast Asia the flowers are used to colour food. In Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih tekan (also known as pulut seri kaya) and in nonya chang. In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan น้ำดอกอัญขัญ. Some varietes also have white flowers

Common names

Aparajita (Hindi)
Gokarna (Marathi)
Butterfly pea (English)
Blue pea vine (English)
Bunga telang (Malay)
Dok anchan ดอกอัญขัญ (Thai)
Pigeon wings (English)
nagar hedi (kannada)
Sankhupushpam (Malayalam)
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Hello Manee! Nice flower. Very nice natural light and colours. Good sharpness. Well done!

Bonjour Makkala,
Agréable macro bien composée dans un cadrage parfait sous un excellent angle de prise de vue et une belle lumière qui permettent d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs avec une assez bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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