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Simply Beautiful – 15

This is the fifteenth in my series featuring simply beautiful natural things and I am going to feature an unusual looking flower as I did in the preceding “Simply Beautiful” post. This time I am going to feature a beautiful and very unusual flowering plant just as I did with the Commelina in my last “Simply Beautiful” post. The Commelina is a small delicate bulb but the plant featured here is a climber. It is Cobaea scandens, a fine climber with trumpet shaped flowers which also resemble a cup and saucer, hence its common name, the “Cup and Saucer Vine”. The colouring is difficult to describe as it has many shades of green and also purple. Check out the photos below and you will see what I mean and also see why I am featuring it in my “Simply Beautiful” series of posts.



By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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