Species Guide: Urban Wildflowers

Coral vine

Coral vine, Air mata pengantin

Antigonon leptopus

A climbing plant with heart-shaped leaves and pink flowers that many species of bees visit to harvest nectar and pollen. The flowers have 5 petals and grow in large clusters. It produces small seed pods that burst to scatter the seeds.

Status: Introduced/Invasive (Central America)

Habit: Perennial climber

Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting

Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators, produces seeds for birds

Pollinators: Large bees, small bees

Soil: Sandy, loam, organic soils

Moisture: Well-drained soil

Shade: Partial shade, no shade