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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Black-eyed Susan

Afrikaans name: Swartoognooi

Black-eyed Susan flower

The Black-eyed Susan gets a simple, but attractive, flower

Photo © Steven Herbert

Thunbergia alata

The Black-eyed Susan is a well-known plant that is popular with gardeners. It has an attractive orange flower with a blackish centre.

It is a creeper that grows quickly and dies off after a season.

The leaves are somewhat heart shaped and are hairy.

Black-eyed Susan leaves

Photo © Steven Herbert

It is found along the eastern regions of South Africa from Port Elizabeth to eastern Limpopo.


References and further reading

First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa - Author: John Manning - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 17

List of South African Plants

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