Blue Butterfly Pea Vine (Clitoria ternatea) 蝶豆花 $5.75 10 Seeds
A perennial herbaceous plant grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soil. The most striking feature is the color of its flowers, a vivid deep blue; solitary, with light yellow markings. The fruits are 5–7 cm (2.0–2.8 in) long, flat pods with six to ten seeds in each pod. They are edible when tender. It is grown as an ornamental plant and as a revegetation species in coal mines in Australia). In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it is ascribed various qualities including memory enhancing, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative properties. In traditional Chinese medicine, the plant has been ascribed properties affecting female libido due to its similar appearance to the female reproductive organ. In Southeast Asia counties, the flower is used as a natural food colouring, drink of herbal tea.
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