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Found this gorgeous bush at Port Orleans resort in Walt Disney World, but none of the employees knew what it was. Can anyone identify it for me?


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It's a Queen's Wreath Vine, aka: Purple Wreath, Bluebird Vine, Sandpiper Vine

This native Central American flower, which blooms in the dry season, is striking in its unusual blue violet color. Gracefully arched sprays of delicate flowers contrast with the crisp, sandpaper-like leaves. The flowers are five deep purple petals about 2 cm across in the middle of five slender, blue or lavender sepals that create a distinctive star shape. Although the flowers last only a few days, the star-like sepals in the cascading clusters persist for many days, gradually becoming lighter. They are very attractive to butterflies.

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  • $\begingroup$ I guessed them to be sepals from the picture op provided. Thanks for confirming my suspicions. $\endgroup$
    – Roni Saiba
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 10:52

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