Do You Know? Turi Plants, the Flower is Delicious

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In Southeast Asian countries, the flowers of the Turi plants are processed into food. Come on, let’s get to know this delicious flower plant!

  • Turi plants (Sesbania grandiflora) are widely found in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brunei. This plant is also found in India, Sri Lanka, and northern Australia.
  • The height of the Turi tree is about 3 – 8 meters. The leaves are compound leaves. The length of the petiole is about 15 – 30 cm and each stalk contains 10 – 20 pairs of leaflets.
  • Turi tree loves sunlight and is sensitive to cold weather.
  • Turi fruit is pod-shaped like a long bean and grows hanging with a length of 20 – 55 cm. This fruit is green when young and will be whitish-yellow when it is old.
  • Turi plants have flowers that when blooming look like butterflies. The color is red, white, or a mixture of both.
  • Turi flowers are hanging. There are two to four flowers in one flower stalk.
  • In some countries, Turi flowers and leaves are often processed into food.

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