Sorry everyone for the delay in revealing last week's "What is it Wednesday". I had military obligations that ate up my time. Without wasting any more time, here is the answer:
Butterfly Pea! This plant is also known as Asian Pigeonwings, bluepea, bluebell vine, and a few others.
The botanical name is Clitoria ternatea.
This is an all around useful plant for both butterfly gardens and foodscapes. Not only is it a host plant for two butterfly species, but the flowers can be infused to make coloreful and tasty tea. If that isn't enough, Butterfly pea is a legume. This means that it is in the bean family and has nitrogen fixing capabilities in its roots. What an awesome plant!
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