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Catch 'n' Keep (Acacia riparia)

St. John Virgin Islands Flora: Catch n Kep

st john flora: baobob tree
Catch n Keep Flowers

Riparia is a good name for the thorny vine that tends to rip your clothes when you walk past it. Catch-and-keep has sharp barbed hooked spines on its stem and leaves that can readily catch onto clothing or skin and be reluctant to let go, catching you and keeping you caught.