Flower NameThunbergia alata
Formal NameThunbergia alata
Aliasツンベルギア・アラタ, Black-eyed Susan vine, Thunbergia alata, 矢筈葛
Thunbergia alata ,Yahazu-kazura or commonly such as Black-eyed Susan vine , scientific name:Thunbergia alata, is a native of East Africa, and a compact vinegar evergreen perennial of the Acanthaceae. From the axilis, monoplant or stretch out the rhinoceroses, bloom a yellow flower with 5 fissures in the funnel shape. The corolla is called "Black-eyed Susan vine" or "Black-eyed Susan" (Susan of black eyes) in the English name because the peripheral part is orange or yellow and the petal center is black. The naming of this "Black Ey'd Susan" is in a ballad called playwright "John Gay" 's "From Wisdom William to Black Eye Susan", "They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In every port a mistress find." There are types where the center of the flower does not become black. The Japanese name "Yahazu-kazura" is as the shape of the leaf resembles "Yahazu (notch of an arrow）" and is a kind of veterinary plan(kazura). It is also called scientific name "Tumbergia alata". "Genus" "Thunbergia" is a contribution to the botanist Thunbery, and species"alata" are Latin words, "alatus" with wings on the petiole. The flower language is "beautiful eyes". It is an image from Susan's eyes.
Common name: Thunbergia alata, scientific name:Thunbergia alata, also known as: Black-eyed Susan vine, Yahazukazura(in Japanese), origin: Eastern Africa, living type: vine of Evergreen plants (perennials in Japan a year dealing with grass), vine length: 50-200 cm, phyllotaxis: opposite, leaf: heart-shaped, leaf margin: entire / hallow serrations, petiole: with wings, leaf length: 7 to 10 cm, bisexual flower, joint flower, inflorescence: single / raceme, Corolla: funnel-shaped with Tip 5 clefts, Corolla: 3-5 cm, places with flowers: axilla, blooming: flowering period: May to October (locally, annual flowering), fruit capsule and ripens fruit, fruit shape: protuberance like platypus at the top of oblate sphere shape, fruit color: red Purple, use: garden plant, hanging.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
ColorOrange, Yellow, White
SeasonMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height50 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter3 ~ 5