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Costa Rican Butterfly Vine (Purple Wings)
A fast-growing twining tropical vine with tiny yellow flowers appearing between two vibrant violet bracts with prominent veins and serrated margins. The showy bracts appear summer through fall and sporadically all year and are said to resemble purple butterfly wings.
Sun or Partial Shade
Foliage Growth Cycle:
Height (at Maturity):
Oval with serrated edges
The true, yellow flower is less conspicuous than the violet bracts.
Dull dark green above; fuzzy & pale green beneath
Also commonly referred to as Bow Tie Vine.
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