I bought this plant today, it has purple flowers and it climbs. enter image description here

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I forget to ask the seller about its name and I regret it! Any recommendation on how to care for this plant? Should I keep it in a shady or sunny spot?

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    Looks like a legume. Any chance you can get pick of the flowers?
    – J. Musser
    Commented Jan 6, 2015 at 17:15
  • Unfortunately it doesn't have any flowers currently :(. It's for decoration only it doesn't have fruit
    – sunerogoer
    Commented Jan 6, 2015 at 17:39
  • Could you tell us where you are in the world, and if it was sold to you as a houseplant or for outdoors? Thanks!
    – Niall C.
    Commented Jan 6, 2015 at 18:38
  • I'm living in Bahrain and it's sold for outdoors
    – sunerogoer
    Commented Jan 6, 2015 at 18:39
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    @Bamboo Akebia quinata appears to have leaves that meet together at one point like an umbrella tree's leaves do. This plant here does not. Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 5:46

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On the surface of it looks like gokarna (a local Indian name for Clitoria ternatea)

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    Welcome to the site Parth! We appreciate your answer! In order to make it complete, and helpful to others, we need to know what makes you think that, including a reference to where you got your information. In this form, it's likely to be deleted. If that happens, feel free to post it again with the required information. Don't be discouraged though, we just do things a little differently than you might be used to. Everything's explained in our help center. Hope to see you again! Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 20:40
  • I added this link because searching for "gokarna flower" takes me to the Wikipedia page for Clitorea ternatea. If that's not correct, please update your post with the correct link. Don't forget to add an explanation of why your identification is correct. Thanks!
    – Niall C.
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 14:32

it is Akebia quinata...commonly known as five leaf akebia.

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    Looks correct but can you add to this answer to the information is not just in the link?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 21:41
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    Actually, I doubt this. Bamboo and shule discussed this in the comments above: Wikipedia states "compound leaves with five leaflets", this specimen's leaf cluster does not originate from one point and the second picture shows one with seven leaflets on a stem.
    – Stephie
    Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 9:34

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