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Thursday, 23 March 2017

FFF278 - SNAIL VINE

Vigna caracalla is a leguminous vine from the family Fabaceae, originating in tropical South America and Central America. The species is named "caracalla", from the Latin for "hood or cloak", referring to the hooded shape of the open flowers. Some people suggest that this specific meaning comes from Caracas in Venezuela, but this is probably a misapprehension.

This perennial vine has fragrant flowers reminiscent of hyacinths. The buds, especially have a distinctive curled shape, giving rise to the common names "corkscrew vine", "snail vine", "snail creeper", or "snail bean". This vine is hardy in zones 9 and above, liking full sun and consistently damp soil. It prefers high heat and humidity and can become invasive if these conditions are met. In colder zones, it does well in a pot if it is overwintered inside.

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12 comments:

  1. A very nice flower! Caracalla - I think - was a Roman emperor. Wikipedia says, he wore (or is it "weared"?) something like a Hoodie Sweater ;-)
    Kind regards -
    Elke (Mainzauber) - Frankfurt/Germany

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  2. Love this capture with a beautiful progression of colors! Thanks for hosing:)

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  3. I always enjoy your beautiful tropical blooms and descriptions. This one is a sure beauty. Thanks for hosting!

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  4. you share a beautiful flower with gorgeous color :)

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  5. Beautiful buds! Thanks for hosting.

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  6. Hi Nick!

    Wonderful! I have never seen her. Are all flowers always purple / white?

    Greetings

    Anne

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  7. Hello Nick,
    what a wonderful lovely flower!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  8. Wonderful photos. Have a nice weekend!
    Magdalena

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  9. Nick, vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wow! Such a unique and beautiful flowering vine.

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  11. Wonderful photos, such pretty blossoms! Have a nice weekend, dear Nick!
    Greetings, Nicole

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