My favourite flower (today)
- Posted Sept. 16, 2010 by Sadhya Rippon Viewed 3699 times
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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.
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