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Yellow Orchid Vine (Mascagnia Macroptera)

Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

Seedpods are a winged chartreuse, papery and become tan as they ripen. They resemble butterflies....thus, the common name Butterfly Vine.

Common name: Yellow Orchid Vine
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Mascagnia
Species Macroptera

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/1845/

Thumbnail by JJsgarden
Seward, AK(Zone 3b)

JJgarden: This is a wonderful picture of the seed pod. It really does look like a butterfly, doesn't it?

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