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rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #8040072

While I did post this on the Vine forum thought I'd ask you all what you thought as many of you live in woody areas like I do...found this blooming yesterday in a shady wooded area that gets filtered morning sun...Thanks!

Deanna

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Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2010
6:09 PM

Post #8040180

A species of Thunbergia perhaps??
Barb
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #8040208

Looks like a Butterfly Vine, Clitoria ternatea.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #8040217

Could be... The leaves reminded me of my sky vine, but i can definitely see Butterfly vine.
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2010
11:57 AM

Post #8041474

Clitoria is what I thought, too.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=clitoria+vine&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=QThoTKfGMIKKlwfuvbWeBQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQsAQwAA&biw=768&bih=379
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2010
12:31 PM

Post #8041515

clitoria viginianum

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2028/

clitoria ternatea is blue
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

August 15, 2010
7:04 PM

Post #8042161

Agree with imzadi, based on the color. C. ternatea is a much "bluer" blue, but the flower is about the same size and shape, and leaves appear identical (to me). A grower friend of mine fell in love with C. ternatea a few years ago and decided to propogate/sell them. There was virtually no interest from the retailers she supplied. As usual, she always listed the Botanical name first on the plant stakes in the pots. She couldn't understand why these beautiful plants she had grown generated zero interest in her customers. She had a sudden "Gestalt" moment, and instead of printing "Clitoria ternatea" on her labels the next year, she printed "Blue Heaven" (or some such silly descriptor), followed by "C. ternatea". Sold her entire crop in the first 3 weeks, and had to scramble to fill demand through the rest of the season... What's in a name? (Apparently, EVERYTHING!). True story.
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #8042200

Clitoria ternatea doesn't exactly roll off the tongue and might not give you the vision that you want in your garden. Unless you hang with a bunch of monks Latin isn't the best.
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

August 15, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #8042246

Yeah, Core. Exactly what I was suggesting...you can't judge a plant by it's label. People either...
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #8042805

Thanks everyone for the help! I really appreciate it -

Deanna
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #8043212

Lucky find, Deanna:) It sure is purdy.

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