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Balloonvine, Heartseed Cardiospermum corindum var. corindum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also butterfly gardens in the upper Florida Keys.
Ecological Restoration Notes: Grows along the edges of coastal hammocks, but may become too aggressive during early stages of restoration.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description: Climbing vine with tendrils.
Dimensions: N/A; a vine with stems to 10 ft or more in length.
Growth Rate: Fast.
Monroe and Miami-Dade counties; West Indies, Texas, Mexico, Central America and South America. In the Monroe County Keys, very rare or extirpated south of Plantation Key and apparently absent from the lower Keys.