Category: Flowering Vines

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Butterfly Vine or Orchid Vine

Stigmaphyllon littorale has two common names. One for the seed pods which resemble chartreuse colored butterflies before turning brown, and one for the flowers which resemble tiny orchids. The vine can reach 20′ on a fence or trellis. It blooms twice a year, spring and fall, in South Florida. Butterflies and bees are attracted to…
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November 6, 2022 0

Glow Vine

Saritaea magnifica, the Glow Vine is a woody vine native to Columbia and Ecuador. It blooms in South Florida in the fall/winter consisting of bright trumpet magenta flowers with white throats. When not in bloom, the foliage has dark green leathery leaves which are very attractive on their own. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this…
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December 12, 2021 0

Yucatan Daisy

Yucatan Daisy (Montanoa atriplicifolia) is a woody shrub that acts like a vine as it sprawls over other plants. Maybe it is a vine that tends to be somewhat shrublike. It seems to be one of those plants that is somewhere in the middle, neither shrub nor vine. It is native to southern Mexico and…
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December 5, 2021 0

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

A tropical vine not seen very often in the landscape is a member of the Euphorbiaceae or Spurge Family. This family is best known for Poinsettias and succulents of South Africa. However, there is a tropical vine, Dalechampia dioscoreifolia or commonly called, Winged Beauty or sometimes the Costa Rican Butterfly Vine. The flowers are comprised…
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October 10, 2021 0

Ipomoea microdactyla

There is a native scarlet red morning glory (Ipomoea microdactyla), more commonly called Wild Potato Morning Glory or Man-in-the-Ground. It is endangered in Florida and only grows in the Pine Rockland habitat of Miami-Dade County. It has underground tubers to store energy when it goes dormant during the dry winter season. The flowers attract bees,…
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August 29, 2021 0