Wordless Wednesday – FEED ME!


Cobaea scandens ‘Purple’ (the cup and saucer vine). Remarkably similar to a certain other plant!


Googled image


Starts like this: The incipient flower is rather prehistoric looking


And opens to show a stiff ruff and flower bud


whose petals are all downy and a blushed green,


But they gradually colour up as the stamen lengthen


Until the purple cup and saucer are fully developed. What fun!


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9 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – FEED ME!

  1. That is a beauty. I dont think it would be happy in my garden but I’m tempted to find out. I always wanted to be Seymour.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Fun photo series and comparison to Seymour. I grew this once, it’s a great vine!

  3. Brian Skeys says:

    I have grown this in the past, it is a bit slow to get going but beautiful when it arrives.

  4. What a wonderful thing! Reminds me a bit of Triffids, too 🙂

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