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The chalice vine had large, unusual buds last week. I went back this week to see the chalice-shaped flowers that give the vine its name. Also known as Cup of Gold, the flowers bloom in the evening or night and produce a strong sweet fragrance, which smells similar to coconut.

Chalic vine plants are well known among gardeners, and is revered for its large ornamental flowers, which are yellow, grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, and are distinctly shaped like bells or chalices. The flowers begin as bright, brilliant white and yellow with purple or brown stripes spiraling inside, and as the flower ages the color darkens, ranging in shade from chartreuse, amber, lemon to golden yellow.

Source: Entheology
Location: Selby Gardens sidewalk along Palm Avenue

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