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Mucuna nigricans, Black Jade Vine

Mucuna nigricans

Black Jade Vine
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Eastern Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Related to red Jade vine (Mucuna bennettii).The dark violet blooms appear closely pushed together in grape like clusters, up to 1 ft long and 6" in diameter. Very vigorous woody tree creeper - during warmer weather this vine can grow 2 feet or more a week. Cold hardy in Florida to at least zone 9b.

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