Sunday, June 01, 2008

Green Thumb Sunday - Chocolate


Chocolate Vine that is.
A.K.A. Five leaf akebia, or Akebia quinata. Here is a good explainer.
From Wikipedia: "...of the family Lardizabalaceae. The scientific name, Akebia, is a Latinization of the Japanese name for species Akebia quinata: akebi (通草, akebi?)."
I think the male and female flowers on the same plant are a point of interest. My vine has never born fruit.

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