December 6, 2010

Chain of Love

For Today's Flower I present you the pretty cadena de amor... or chain of love, aka coral vine. It's a climbing vine with clusters of small pink flowers and heart-shaped leaves that is amply found here in the Philippines. 

Its scientific name is Antigonon Leptopus.

Manila, 2010

This montage, which can be enlarged, is linked to Mosaic Monday.

17 comments:

Ann said...

sweet,
Yes, that was me 30 years ago.

This morning I wrote that word verification prevented spams, I take back my word. this afternoon, I had mor e than 10 spams from PC world.

Andrea said...

Yes Francisca, and i am sure you know they have been widely planted along EDSA during the previous MMDA Chairman as highlights of the pink color, however they cannot tolerate too much pollution they die. We also have a white variety of Antigonon leptopus, though not as common as the pink, which also grow luxuriantly even in public cemeteries.

Ingmarie We said...

So lovely. I do adore pink flowers.

jabblog said...

What a beautiful vine and I love the name. The individual flowers are very prettily designed and such a lovely colour.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful! We are covered in 10 inches of snow, you flower reminds of warmer times to come. Take care;O

Cezar and Léia said...

A romantic spot, so beautiful colours!
I'm always enchanted by flowers!
Léia

morememes said...

Pretty collage Francisca.
Is that one of those mile-a-minute vines? It looks like the pink cousin of a vine we called Bride's Tears, and it just about covered our two story house until I pulled it off.
i would have preferred this pink form.

Vee said...

What a beautiful flower coral vine is! I had to take a closer look.

Jacob said...

It's very beautiful, Francisca. We have similar vines here in Florida...some of which grow so fast and strong they can take over a yard very quickly! We had one at our former house in Ocala that was such a pain - it grew into a monster every summer and required hours of work to trim back.

By the way, I was just reading an interesting article in the magazine, The Nation, which deals with the Philippine congress and describes the life of a Mr. Walden from the time he called Imelda Marcos a fascist at a program in the Kennedy Center to his present standing as a member of the Philippine congress...I haven't finished it yet, but I'm fascinated...

JM said...

It's beautiful! Glad you have a close-up in the mosaic.

Jacob said...

Me again...yes, that's the same article as in The Nation...I don't know Walden at all but from what I've read I'll take your word on Imelda!

Very interesting!

Photo Cache said...

i htought cadena de amor was white. i often heard of them growing up but none was planted in my neighborhood and never really saw one in the philippines.

i wonder if cadena de amor is the same as the jasmine?

shirley said...

Very vibrant pink - they almost look like Red bud blooms in the States (except the red buds aren't on vines).

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such a pretty pink.

jennyfreckles said...

That is pretty - such an exquisite shape to the flower and such a lovely shade of pink.

Denise said...

The coral vine is absolutely gorgeous, so delicate. Thanks for sharing them and I'm sorry I am so late in stopping by. Trying to catch up now :)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Beautiful. I would love to live in a climate where beautiful flowers bloom all the time. There is 3 inches of snow here in Kentucky in central USA. Stop by my neck of the woods, if you find time.
QMM Blessings