Purple shrub from Australia ID

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  1. Vdunne1952

    Vdunne1952 Active Member

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    Hi, I enclose two photos of a shrub taken in Hunter's Bay, near Sydney, Australia. Any ideas on an I.D. would be appreciated.
     

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    The purple shrub is Hypoestes aristata, native to Southern Africa but popular in Sydney gardens for its profuse autumn flowering.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Thunbergia alata I believe.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    For clarification, that's the yellow-flowered plant in pic #2 mixed in with the purple-flowered plant.
     
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    Thanks, Tony, that is fantastic. Most of the images show it as a fairly low shrub, have you any idea why this seems taller?
     
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    Thanks, Saltcedar, the purple one was the problem but Tony Rodd has nailed it.
     

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