Argyreia nervosa

 

Hawaïan Baby Wood Rose

 

Wonderfull vine

                                                                               

 

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Family

 

CONVOLVULACEAE

 

Origin

 

India

 

Description

  

HBWR is a beautiful, woody, flowering vine. 

The leaves are large downy and have velvety white hairs and looks like hearth. Stems and underleaves are plenty of sweetie velvet silver. The flowers are purple on the inside fading lighter at the ends. The seed pods dry into woody "roses" which hold four seeds each.

 

Habitat

 

Cultivated

 

Propagation

Seeds

 

Culture and care

 

It grows well in partial shade or on a trellis or in full sun.

In most parts of the world, it can take 2 years to get your first batch of seeds from this exotic plant. Can survive to 37°F.

Uses

 

Toxicity

 

 

The seeds are known to be rich in psychoactive ergot alkaloids and contain a naturally occurring tryptamine called LSA (Lysergic Acid Amide).

 

- Ornemental use

 

 

Can be planted on an arbor or a fence. 

 

Etymology

 

 

The name argyreia comes from the Greek and means «silvery», in relation to the underside of the leaves silvery and nervosa, «with prominent veins or nerves», in relation to the very marked veins.

 

Anecdotes

  

 

The Hawaiian Baby Woodrose is a popular candidate for the mythological Soma plant, of which the definitive botanical identity is unknown today. 

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