This is Clitoria ternatea, and commonly known as Asian pigeonwings too. We actually call them blue flowers in our country. Many people use the flowers as natural food coloring.
I recently read the health benefits of drinking Butterfly pea flower tea. The plant is very easy to grow, and we can easily find the seeds around. Hence my kids are growing a few Butterfly pea plants in the garden, and we are having the Butterfly pea flower tea often. Sometimes, I just put a few flowers in the rice pot, and we’ll get blueish rice. I also made some blue desserts with the blue coloring from the flowers.
Picture credit: @kaka135 (The butterfly pea flowers grown in my garden.)
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Have you tried butterfly pea flower tea?
Do you use natural food coloring to make food?
Nice flower, I cook it for drink sometimes.
It is only now thanks to the Internet that I know how useful this flower is We had loads of them in our garden during my childhood days.
It looks like an edible plant to me.
Yes, I do eat the flowers too, though I am not sure if the leaves are edible. 🙂
Lovely flowers! I love the color !
Thanks! I like the colors as well. These are the only flowers in my garden, so they bright up our days when they are blooming. 🙂
Nice job on the photo.
Thanks! I was excited to see the first flowers showing up. 🙂
Ah, lovely flowers with much uses!
Thanks! Yes, I am also glad it’s easy to grow, especially for a lazy person who doesn’t know much about gardening. 😛
Beautiful blue, love the color. I prefer to keep the flowers in my garden.
Thanks! I like to grow edible plants in my garden, so we can consume them, such as vegetables. 😛