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Butterfly Pea Flowers

Butterfly pea (also known as silkworm plant, cristatella alba), commonly called Indian piles, bluebell, bluepea, cristatella versicolor, silkworm pea and Darwin’s pea are a large family of plants in the mint family (Lamiaceae). They are native to China, Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh and Vietnam. The butterfly pea is an annual vine, climbing wood and spreading rhizomes up to two feet high. Flowers bloom during late summer through early fall. The small white star-shaped flowers look like daisies and may be colored with pink, red, yellow, orange or white.

How to find Butterfly Pea Flowers

A variety of other butterfly pea flower plants grow in India. The blue butterfly pea flower tea may be grown alone, in a container, in a bedding box, in a sunny window sill, in a shady tree trunk, in an indoor container, etc. The butterfly pea flower tea may also be made by using butterfly pea petals, plasters and glue to decorate bouquets, vases and dishes. The flower heads and leaves can be used for creating lovely centerpieces and decorative displays. Butterfly pea flower tea may also be served as a refreshing drink.

The flowers of the butterfly pea are quite large and beautiful, which makes it a very popular choice among the oriental gardeners. Pilewort and bluebell blossoms are preferred. The composite flowers of this plant give a magnificent show during summer. Its fragrance attracts bees, butterflies, birds and many types of insects. This plant is a hardy plant that withstands dry winds, hot summers and freezing winters. The composite flowers of this plant give a magnificent show during summer.

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