Butterfly pea

Name: Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea).

Variety Milgarra is a semi twining perennial with large blue flowers. Can be heavily grazed and grows well on the heavier soil types. Performs well where lucerne is not well adapted. It does not perform as well in southern Queensland or northern NSW where the environment is less tropical. Butterfly pea is used as a rotational legume, lasting 3-4 years, will set seed in NSW and is sown at 8-10 kg/ha. However, it requires higher temperatures for germination than sub-tropical species.

Minimum Annual
650 mm.


Inoculum: Group M (CB756)