From:Clovis, NM Region: Southwest Topic: Vines Title: Smarty Plants on teddy bear vine Answered by: Nan Hampton
I am looking for a plant called teddy bear vine. The
scientific name is Cyanotis kewensis.
I had one a long time ago (20+ years) and I loved
it, but I can't find another one or find out where it
is from. I bought mine at K-Mart years ago. They have
no records of what they got and where it was from that far back.
Can you help? I tried the data base but nothing came
The description is furry trailing vine with upturned
stem tips. Leaves have purplish undersides and the flowers are
Cyanotis kewensis, the teddybear vine, is in the Family Commelinaceae (Spiderwort family). It and all other members of the Genus Cyanotis are natives of Asia and Africa. This is why you did not find it in our Native Plants Database. It is sold commercially, however, and appears to be available from the Desert-Tropicals.com home page. You can probably find more suppliers by doing a Google search on the Internet.
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