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Callaeum macropterum

 
Callaeum macropterum

Synonym(s) Mascagnia macroptera
Common name butterfly vine; orchid vine
Family malpighiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers yellow (late spring-fall)
Size vine to 15'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought-tolerant

Cheerful yellow flowers on a tough vine give way to butterfly-shaped seedpods. May stay evergreen in mild winters, and should be root hardy through zone 8. Native from Mexico through northern South America.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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