Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vine and Creeper

Vines grow very well in Miami, provided they are given adequate support, like a pergola seen here. In the foreground is a huge Rangoon creeper, which technically is a vine, but designated as a ligneous vine, which is a woody plant that uses wood as its structural tissue and it does not really need a pergola to grow well.

Rangoon creepers (Quisqualis indica,) also known as the Chinese honeysuckle, can be used to treat diarrhea. It's always fascinating to know that seemingly every plant known to the human species can be used to cure some ailments. It's only necessary to know enough to avoid those that are toxic that can kill you.

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