Mar. 29, 2020

faux persil, Cardiospermum corindum

Variabilty in flower structure, even among close relatives is amazing. It seems like one of the most distinctive traits that has evolved in plants is the ability to evolve. Petals in particular seem to change with the least whim. Just look at the soapberry family. Would you believe faux persil is closely related to the maples? Or to goldenrain tree? Faux persil is a vine in AZ, FL, and TX, probably not native. Monroe Co FL, 3/21/16. Soapberry family, Sapindaceae.