Sunday, June 27, 2010

A purple surpise - Garlic Vine


We were away from home a couple of weekends back and when we got back monday morning the climber over the tree by the gate had burst into blooms.

6 comments:

radha said...

Lovely climber. What is this flower?

Prashanth said...

When they bloomed near my son's school, I did little bit of search and found it to be Garlic Vine.

Few links:
http://www.slideshare.net/ipohteh/dazzling-garlic-vine

http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Garlic%20Vine.html

Arati said...

thanks Prashanth! i've been wondering what this plant is - think i missed it on the flowers of india site.

now i must find a way to get closer to the leaves and smell them! :)

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous vine. Those flowers are spectacular. I'm intrigued by the name, "garlic vine." Why is it called that?

Arati said...

apparently because the leaves, when crushed, smell of garlic! i havent gotten close enough to be able to do that though.

kanak7 said...

Gorgeous photos of the garlic vine blooms. And the gulmohur in the background is spectacular!