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Queen's wreath or San Miguelito vine

Antigonon leptopus

Description:

A very aggressive vine with large leaves and small pink flowers, producing prodigious amounts of seeds. Hummingbirds and butterflies love it. It requires very little water. The indigenous peoples of Baja California, Mexico, would roast and eat the seed pods.

Habitat:

It is indigenous to Baja California, Mexico, and is one of the few flowering plants that love the heat of the Sonoran Desert. It is very popular in gardens in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. because it provides shade in the summer, but dies back in the winter, allowing sun and warmth onto patios.

Notes:

I was shocked to discover it in Bali, but now see that it seems to have spread globally and is considered "invasive" and undesirable in Florida.

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DonnaTang
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DonnaTang

Tabanan, Indonesia

Spotted on May 6, 2012
Submitted on Jun 3, 2012

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