Oct. 29, 2017

golden trumpet, Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda left! Allamanda right! Actually, this vine does not square dance. But it does grab hold, and it does dress up and show off with its two inch flowers. It is native to Brazil, often cultivated in the tropics around the world, where it has permanently taken root. It's fairly common in tropical Florida, where it is not seriously invasive. It's hard to complain about such a beautiful immigrant. Martin Co FL, 1/27/13.