Jade Vine

Jade Vine
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Magnoliophyta
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Order: Fabales
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Scientific Name: Strongylodon macrobotrys
  • Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Also known as the Emerald Vine, or the Turquoise Jade Vine. While so elegantly beautiful, Jade Vine is actually a member of the pea and bean family (Fabaceae) and is closely related to kidney beans. Generally growing besides streams in damp forests or ravines, the Jade Vine stays pollinated by both birds and bats, as well as certain species of wasps & butterflies.