Jade Vine

Common Name: Jade Vine

Scientific Name: Strongylodon macrobotrys

Origin: Philippines

Family: Fabaceae

Bloom time: August - September

Native to the Philippines, this vine, listed a "vulnerable" among protected plants, is a member of the pea family and is grown throughout the tropical world as a stunning ornamental. Its native lands, the rainforests of the Philippines, are threatened by human intervention. Find this aptly described, vibrant blue-green vine in the Special Exhibits Room of the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory.

You can't miss the bright coloring of its clustered flowers that emerge in late summer – an example of copigmentation that varies depending on soil conditions.