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Need help identifying this vine (purple flowers)

Posted by ka77 10 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 3, 11 at 19:37

Hi! I'm new to GardenWeb and hope I'm posting in the right forum...

I'm trying to identify a vine that is growing in our backyard. It was planted by one of the former owners of our new home. I tried Google but couldn't find a definite answer.

Here are two pictures (you can click on them to make them bigger):


The vine has pink/purple flowers which have been blooming this entire summer. The flowers are about 1 inch in diameter. There are no tendrils. The vine has been growing in clay-ish soil, in partial shade.

I'm located in USDA zone 10.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Need help identifying this vine (purple flowers)

It's a Grewia, also called Lavender Star Flower.

RE: Need help identifying this vine (purple flowers).........

BTW it's a bush, not a vine.

RE: Need help identifying this vine (purple flowers)

  • Posted by ka77 none (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 7, 11 at 3:37

Yes, that was it! Thank you for your help!

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