Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mexican Flame Vine Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides

Mexican Flame Vine Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
Family: Asteraceae •
Genus: Pseudogynoxys •
Species: chenopodioides (Kunth) •
Country of Origin: Mexico •
Common Names: Mexican Flame Vine •

Mexican flame vine is a woody tropical vine with the enchanting summertime habit of covering itself in brilliant daisy-like flowers. The bright orange blossoms are about 1 in (2.5 cm) in diameter and are borne in small clusters. As they age the flowers change from orange to almost red. They are followed by fruiting structures that resemble smaller versions of the dandelion's puffy seed heads. This vine has thick evergreen leaves that are shaped like arrowheads and serrated on the edges. They are arranged alternately on the vine and are deep green in color providing a handsome background for the fiery orange flowers.
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(Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides)

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