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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia
Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

Costa Rican Butterfly Vine
Evergreen, Vines

From Central and South America. Twining vine to 16 to 25 ft., with oval, pointed leaves to 3 in. long and 1 in. wide; leaves are dull dark green above, paler green and fuzzy beneath. Blossoms measure up to 6 in. across and are thought by some to resemble purple butterflies, with tiny yellow flowers appearing between two violet bracts. With adequate warmth and moisture, growth is rapid and blooms abundant. Heaviest bloom comes from early summer to late fall, but vine can flower nearly year-round.

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