Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blue Trumpet Vine


Blue Trumpet Vine, Laurel Clock Vine (Thunbergia laurifolia

A popular ornamental vine in tropical gardens, Blue Trumpet Vine is a fast-growing perennial plant and can become invasive.  This plant flowers almost continuously throughout the year with flowers opening early in the morning and fading in the evening of the same day.  Flowers are not scented although bees are frequent visitors.    Rang jeud tea from Thailand comes from the leaves of  Blue Trumpet Vine.  It is said to detoxify the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.


"The immortality of Flowers must enrich our own, and we certainly should resent a Redemption that excluded them..." ~ Emily Dickinson


In the open world
 the sun comes and finds your face,
Remembering all.

~ Carl Sandburg



Celebrate life with flowers at Macro Flower Saturday and Today's Flowers

16 comments:

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos and quotes!
Have a great weekend.

Cecilia Artista said...

We have those Thungergias here in the south of Spain to - we have subtropical climate here.
They are very beautiful - as your pictures!

Photo Cache said...

blue trumpet pla name nyan. thanks.

Jama said...

These flowers are a common feature around our parks here as there's little maintenance needed and they bloom all year long.

Godsgalnj said...

LOVE these pictures :)

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas fotos! As gotas de água nas flores são especiais!

Lui said...

Love the last one!

Cher said...

beautiful!
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happy weekend!

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful pics! I didn't know the name until now. TFS!

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kanak7 said...

Such beautiful photos! This is not common in our area but I'll be on the lookout now.:)

Carletta said...

Your rain-drenched vine is lovely!!

lotusleaf said...

They are so delicate looking! Very nice shots!

Liz said...

Very pretty!

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Denise said...

These photos take my breath away, so beautiful!

eden said...

Beautiful photos and quotes. Love the droplets on them.

NatureFootstep said...

the rain seems heavy on the delicate flower. :)