Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rosary Pea Vine - Abrus Precatorius

If you see this vine: cut it off, burn it, destroy it! It is like kudzu vine, the stuff you see along the highway devouring entire trees, only this vine has pretty clusters of pink flowers which make you think "good vine." Wrong! Somehow this vine got to the perimeters of our home and it is taking over and re-seeding like crazy. I believe it is a native from India, its seeds are extremely poisonous & believe it or not, many unscrupulous (or perhaps, ignorant?) nurseries and seed catalogs in the US sell this invasive, poisonous vine!

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