I have been doing a bit of internet research but have not been able to find an answer. I want to know the name of this plant I have but can't identify it. Who better to ask then my readers?!
Last winter, February 2007, we visited Playa del Carmen for the day. Surrounding a vacant lot was a chain link fence. The fence was covered with this beautiful plant in full bloom.
I like it so much that I gathered some seed pods and brought them home. Later I planted them and they actually grew! They are now in bloom and I love it as much as when I first saw it. It is a climbing plant and very prolific. It seems to me to be a cross between Sweet Pea and Morning Glory. The flowers have no scent. When it produces seeds again this year, I plan to plant it in various places around the garden. I'm wondering if it comes in other colors too.
Does anybody recognize it? It just doesn't seem like a native plant to here, although it is doing really well and had completely covered a block long fence in Playa.
Muchas Gracias for any info you can send my way.
UPDATE: Wow, that didn't take long! Thanks to Esther for the info. It is Clitoria Ternata and, as Google says, named after its' resemblence to a certain body part! Sadly, it only comes in blue. I highly recommend this plant to people who want a cover plant or just something nice crawling up their wall. I love it.