The Mexican Creeper- Belize’s “Chain of Love”
Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Mexican Creeper which is scientifically known as Antigonon leptopus. Originally from Mexico, this fast growing vine holds via tendrils and is able to reach a height of 40 feet due to its underground tubers and large rootstocks.
In the Caribbean, it is commonly used on hedges, fences, and ground cover since its bright and small reddish-pink flowers bloom all year round amongst the plant’s blunt heart-shaped leaves.
The above photo was taken at The Lodge at Chaa Creek by Naturalist Guide: David Juarez
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