I bought this astonishing, climbing plant months ago, but I wasn't able to identify it.

Here's a picture:

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  • Beautiful flower, btw! The color on it is fantastic. Mar 16, 2015 at 12:37
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    @Paulster2 One day at the morning I woke up and I saw it's beauty, I was shocked by how vivid it is. I really love this plant, I bought it without knowing it has this magnificent flower structure. Just WOW! I feel lucky and happy.
    – direprobs
    Mar 26, 2015 at 14:48

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That looks like a clitoria ternata. The wiki page says:

Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family. The flowers of this vine have the shape of human female genitals, hence the Latin name of the genus "Clitoria", from "clitoris".

Image pulled from fleur-des-tropiques.com


This is called Gokarn in India. It is used for floral worship in some temples on Saturday.

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