Apr. 13, 2021

whitelady, Thunbergia fragrans

Many of us would recognize Thunbergia from those beautiful blue-flowered vines popular in pots and conservatories. White lady is a tropical relative from southeast Asia that gets around a lot. It's a vine that you might now see in Australia, Polynesia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and FL and HI. Fragrans implies you might also smell it, but I haven't noticed any fragrance. It's probably fragrant at night, when photographers won't be attracted, but moths will. Polk Co FL, 3/22/16. Acanthus family, Acanthaceae.