Coral Vine
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Coral Vine
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Coral vine, Honolulu creeper, Mexican creeper, Bride's tears, Chain-of-love, Hearts on a chain, Love-vine • Tamil: கொடி ரோஜா Kodi rose • Bengali: অনংতলতা Anantalata • Telugu: గుండె అకారపు పువ్వు Gunde akarapu puvu
Botanical name: Antigonon leptopus    Family: Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)

Coral Vine, is a native of Mexico. It is a fast growing, evergreen vine, climbing with tendrils that will reach 40 feet. Leaves are dark green heart-shaped to arrowhead-shaped to 5 inches long. Probably the heart shaped leaves and the delicate pink flowers led to its Mexican name cadena de amor or "chain of love". It produces edible tubers. The actual flowers are tiny but the sepals are larger and provide the brilliant colors that range from white to rose-pink to deep coral flowered varieties.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in India International Centre, Delhi.

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