Helsinki Mystery Flower

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Mystery flower, can you name the species?

Black-eyed Susan vine, Thunbergia alata.

Photographed on Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland.

Image: GrrlScientist, 4 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

The Black-eyed Susan vine, Thunbergia alata, is a perennial climbing plant in the Acanthaceae family. It is native to Eastern Africa, and has been naturalized in other parts of the world.

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That is a black-eyed Susan vine, Thunbergia alata, possibly 'Lemon Star'. It is adorable beyond words.

OMG...I planted a number of these this year, slightly different variety and am waiting for them to bloom. I saw one at a bed and breakfast in Hawaii and it had climbed 30 feet up into a tall tree!