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Seed of the Week: Queen’s Wreath

Our mystery seeds from last week were from a vine commonly called queen's wreath or coral vine, scientific name Antigonon leptopus.

bridal-wreath-vineQueen's wreath is known for its heart-shaped leaves and showy pink flowers.

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It is a perennial plant that is native to Mexico and South America. In case you'd like to grow it, queen's wreath is listed as an invasive plant in Florida and in a few other countries.

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Queen's wreath belongs to the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae.

coral-vine-seedsQueen's wreath seeds (Photograph by Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database )

mystery-seeds-191-1000Do you think the seeds look like the buckwheat seeds? I can see some similarities in the triangular shape.

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