One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fast-growing, shade-tolerant woody twining vine, native to Asia and introduced as an ornamental in the US. It has escaped cultivation and threatens native plants in some woodland habitats.
- ‘The chocolate vine climbs thin wires stretched between eye hooks screwed into the fence - a simple way to create an unobtrusive trellis.’
- ‘Bamboo was overtaking the eastern side of the property, chocolate vines were growing in the trees, and Honeysuckle was choking Eliza's ancient Crèpe Myrtle.’
- ‘Native oak species are dominant in the forests, along with some Japanese cherries, Korean azaleas, chocolate vines, and other wild plants.’
- ‘Five-leaf akebia, or chocolate vine, is native to southeast Asia.’
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