David Trevan's picture

Cup and Saucer plant flowering in late November, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight

Observed: 27th November 2011 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
David Trevan is knowledgeable about PlantsDavid Trevan’s earned reputation in PlantsDavid Trevan’s earned reputation in PlantsDavid Trevan’s earned reputation in PlantsDavid Trevan’s earned reputation in PlantsDavid Trevan’s earned reputation in Plants
Cobaea-close of of flower
Cobaea showing plant scrambling over a hedge
Cobaea- side view of flowers
Cobaea, showing foliage
Description:

A beautiful climber from Mexico in full flower on the Isle of Wight at the end of November!Mild weather or what!
Also known as "Mexican Ivy" and "Monastery Bells".
It is usually treated as an annual in the UK.

Identifications
  •  
    Likely ID
    Cup and Saucer Plant (Cobaea scandens)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
    • Wildlife Ranger
      Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
      Wildlife Ranger is knowledgeable about PlantsWildlife Ranger’s earned reputation in PlantsWildlife Ranger’s earned reputation in PlantsWildlife Ranger’s earned reputation in PlantsWildlife Ranger’s earned reputation in PlantsWildlife Ranger’s earned reputation in Plants
    • Brian Cambridgeshire
      The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants
      Brian Cambridgeshire is knowledgeable about PlantsBrian Cambridgeshire’s earned reputation in PlantsBrian Cambridgeshire’s earned reputation in Plants
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Cup and Saucer Plant

It just makes you want to put the kettle on !!!

Merry Xmas

WLR

Whats Happening with Nature ??? Visit the Nature Blog

http://florafaunauk.blogspot.co.uk/

www.ukwildlife.net

Supporting FEET Conservation work & Biodiversity Recording

http://www.ebid.net/uk/stores/medic1/Natural-History

David Trevan's picture

Cobaea!

Yes it is lovely. Even today, it has survived gales, frost and heavy rain and is putting up a good display even on the 23rd December.
Merry Xmas!
Dave T.

David J Trevan