Coral Vine

Coral Vine

Coral Vine
Photo credit: Jennie Tang Yurue

The Coral Vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a flowering plant from the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. Native to Mexico, they are known to be fast-growing, almost vigorous climbers, reaching up to 12 m in height especially during warm, sunny climates, which is why it is also known as the Mexican Creeper. 

Its vines are beautifully decorated with either pink or while flowers along with heart-shaped leaves that provide shade and shelter from the sun when they are grown densely on trellises. The plant is a prolific self-seeder. Its seeds can float on water and are also eaten by a wide range of animals like birds and other wildlife, allowing it to spread far and wide. 

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