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A picture of a Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea

Clitoria mariana

Clitoria mariana by mbelitz (

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Butterfly Pea

A purple flower on a Clitoria mariana plant
A close up of a light purple Clitoria mariana flower
Some green Clitoria mariana leaves and a hand holding a light purple bloom
A close up of a hand holding a Clitoria mariana flower
A close up of a Clitoria mariana plant with a flower and green leaves

Butterfly Pea Overview

Clitoria mariana is a herbaceous perennial vine or creeper in the pea family, Fabaceae (Fabaceae) with striking medium-sized light purple flowers. Grown as an ornamental plant, for edible uses and medicinal purposes.

How to propagate Butterfly Pea



Special features of Butterfly Pea

Attractive flowers