This unique vining plant gets its name from the Latin words for heart (cardio) and seed (spermum). Why "heart"? Each little lantern produces 3 black seeds with a perfect white heart shape. Also known as love in a puff, this tropical native now grows with abandon in climates all over the world. Traditionally, it has been consumed for a host of medicinal purposes, but we mainly love it for its intriguing vines and demonstrative seeds.
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