Identification: Mysterious Purple plant who would love a name

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by lina, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. lina

    lina Member

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    I would love a name to go with this plant my husband has had for 12 years. It is purple and green and the leaves feel like soft furr or velvet. It grows like a vine , upwards and at the ends it has little flower , which only after over 10 years have started showing .. they are orange buds and not too big, they look like mini dandilions . On the last note the more direct sunlight it gets the more purple the leaves become , the less sunlight they are mroe green .. If ANYONE can give this plant a name we would be most grateful..
    Thank you .. Lina
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    sw USA
    Purple Passion Vine

    I think you may have a Gynura aurantiaca, commonly called Purple Passion Vine. Take a look at this image and description.
  3. thank you

    many thanks for identifying the plant you were spot on :) though its never flowered before this year and never knew the flowers smelt bad lol

    thanks again

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