Jade Vine

During a trip to Kew Gardens, we came across these beautiful Jade Vines which are tropical climbers native to the Philippines (read more here: Plants & Fungi: Strongylodon macrobotrys (jade vine) – Species profile from Kew.) Interestingly, Jade Vines are pollinated by bats in the wild but the ones found in the Kew conservatories are given an assist by horticulturalists. What struck me the most, however, was the gorgeous blue-green color of the flowers, at once elegant and serene. In fact, I’m tempted to get a paint sample done with the close-up photo below!

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