|Polygonaceae -- The Buckwheat Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): chain-of-love, confederate vine, hearts-on-a-chain, Mexican creeper, mountain rose
|Distribution||Native to Mexico.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Midway, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.|
||Climbing vines from an enlarged tuber like root.
||Leaves thin, ovate to ovate hastate, 2-13 cm long, 2-9 cm wide, conspicuously reticulate veined, puberulent, especially along veins, apex acuminate, base deeply cordate.
||Tepals bright pink to white, usually 5-18 mm long in fruit, becoming membranous.
||Nuts strongly angled at apex.
||2n = 14, 40, 42 44, 48.