The flame vine is a vine used in gardening to covers pergolas, walls or fences that invades quickly due to rapid growth. This vine also has the particularity, hence its common name, of blooming in winter when all the others have already declined or are reserved for other stations.
The flame vine is another of many plants growing in the Alcazar and the city of Sevilla which comes from South America. There were four times or waves in which American species arrive to the city in a significant way: in the 16th century following the arrival of Columbus and the Spaniards to the New World during which Sevilla had the monopoly of trade with the American colonies. In the seventeenth century and especially the later eighteenth century, the cultural movement of the Enlightenment, the era of the great scientific expeditions; American Exhibition of 1929, an event that tried again to bond Spain with the territories corresponding to their former colonies, now invited to the exhibition as free and independent states, and for that reason plants were brought back across the Atlantic. Finally, during the Universal Exposition in Seville in 1992 for the 5th centenary of the discovery of America was a time when, by so-called Roots Program, American plants were planted and acclimated again, linking with the traveling tradition and exploratory character of the city from the time of 1492 and again enriching the biodiversity of the urban environment.