Scientific Name: Thunbergia alata
Common Names: Blackeyed Susan Vine, Black-eyed Susan Vine
Growth Habit: Vine, Herb/Forb
Hawaii Native Status: Introduced. This naturalized garden plant is native to southern and eastern Africa.
Flower Color: Orange, Yellow, White, Salmon pink (cultivated)
Height: Climbing to 8 feet (2.4 m) tall
Description: The broadly tubular flowers have 5 lobes and a distinctive black center "eye". The leaves are green, covered in fuzzy hair, simple, opposite, heart-shaped or arrowhead-shaped, and sometimes coarsely toothed. The stems are hairy and twining.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Acanthaceae – Acanthus family
Genus: Thunbergia Retz. – thunbergia
Species: Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims – blackeyed Susan vine
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