03 December 2010


This is possibly a Uraria from the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Family. However, I am unable to provide the positive identity of this climber.

The leaves are silvery and furry, especially when they are young. In fact, the petals of the flowers are similarly with fine hairs. A vigorous climber, it can grow over a structure pretty quickly and is pest and disease free. The growing inflorescence is so beautiful and the flowers are typical of the legume plants.

NB on 2 Mar 11: Once again, I felt so stupid. I know the identity of this climber. It is known as Afgekia sericea (common name: Silky Afgekia, Silver Afgekia) and I posted about it before! I am so seriously senile. Some links on this plant are attached below: