We had a blast of sleet and cold rain and now a forecast for rain and cool all week. So I'm posting pictures of tropical vines in flower. All year round, you can visit the tropics and see flowers. Not all these vines bloom year round, but when you see them, wow!
|red jade vine, Mucuna bennettii|
They are more wonderful in real life, with texture and scent, but I can only share photos today, so: enjoy.
Red jade vine, is from southeast Asia (Mucuna bennetti in the pea family, Fabaceae). I saw it in Hawaii. Here's another angle
|jade vine, Strongylodon species|
|clock vine flower, Thunbergia mysorensis|
|black eyed Susan, Thunbergia alata|
|catalpa family tropical vine|
|morning glory, Ipomoea species|
|Prince Kuhio vine, Ipomoea horsfalliae|
|butterfly pea, Clitoria sp.|
|Here's the clock vine, Thunbergia mysorensis |
reaching down to the ground in south Florida,
easy to look closely at.