Saturday, January 2, 2010

King's Mantle

Thunbergias are tropical flowers usually from India and South east Asia. The Thunbergia erecta is a native of Africa, now quite at home in Inda. There is a white flowered variety , which flowers profusely. Thunbergia erecta is also known as the King's Mantle, and Bush Clock vine. Its blue flowers with their yellow throats cover the bush in a sunny position. All thunbergias are called clock vines , I wonder why.

1 comment:

  1. Cool flower! I always notice this flower around me because of its beautiful blue colour. Next time I should watch out for the yellow throat. I think the ones that are grown here are white. Nonetheless, have a great day lotusleaf!