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Black-eyed Susan Vine

The Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata) is a climbing, herbaceous flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. It is also known as Bright Eyes and Black-Eyed Clock Vine.

It is native to eastern Africa.

It is a climbing vine growing to a height of 5 metres (16 feet). 

It has twining, hairy, tendril stems with heart-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves. The leaves are 3-7 centimetres (1-3 inches) long and about 2 centimetres (less than an inch) wide.

The hairy dark-orange-yellow flowers have five petals about 8 centimetres (4 inches) long. They have a dark central spot.

The Black-Eyed Susan Vine blooms from summer to early autumn.

Photographed in the Paris Botanical Garden, France, August 2022 and Strasbourg, France, August 2023.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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