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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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