Thunbergias are vines with bright flowers which bloom throughout the year . The yellow one above is the Black Eyed Susan Thunbergia alata
which is a wildflower in south India.
The King's Mantle, Thunbergia erecta
has a rich purple colour, fit for a king's dress.
The white Thunbergia fragrans has no fragrance that I can discern:(
The Bengal Clock vine T.indica
has large flowers in a beautiful lavender shade.
, which is named after the beautiful city of Mysore, is the most spectacular of all. It sends out long chandeliers of gold and brown flowers.
This pink Thunbergia is a cousin of T.mysorensis, and not half so beautiful.
Although Thunbergias are natives of India and S.E.Asia, they are named after the great botanist Peter Thunberg of Sweden.
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