My favourite flower (today)

Cobea scandens
Cobaea is a genus of flowering plants including about 20 species of rapid growing, ornamental annual or perennial climbers from Tropical America, native to Mexico. The botanical name is honored for Father Cobo, Spanish Jesuit of the seventeenth century, naturalist, and resident of America for many years. The plants can reach 20ft with their woody stems. Leaves are alternate lobed with opposite pairs and tendrils. In late summer to early spring, the large, bell-shaped flowers borne profusely and singly along the stems with bright green, violet, or purple in colors. The plants can become invasive in some areas, and is a common weed in New Zealand.

These flowers start off this colour. Scroll down to see the colour they turn into .

Please be sure to enlarge this one.

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    • # Ricardo

      gorgeous flower!
      it is interesting to know that our beauties sometimes are weeds in some countries! O_O

      2010.09.15 Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      Gorgeous flower! Love that dark lavender..I may have one of those on the fence..waiting to see when it blooms..saved #7 :-)

      2010.09.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Nancy

      Beautiful to see life of the flower!! Fascianting flower and garden, my favorite #6 gorgeous:))

      2010.09.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Redro

      It's something very special about the first 3 images, maybe the light, maybe a different better camera...
      I like the lighting conditions and the yellowish filter.
      This flower amazes me with its design

      2010.09.18 Reply Cancel

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