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Black-eyed Susan

Afrikaans name: Swartoognooi

Black-eyed Susan flower

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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.

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

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