The princess vine (Cissus sicyoides) belongs to Vitaceae (the Grapevine family). It is an evergreen perennial vine that is native to Florida, southern Texas in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. This vine grows in brushy areas and rainforests, and produces a dense mantle that covers other vegetation. Mature stems have swollen nodes and thin peeling bark. Long reddish aerial roots droop down from the axils. Leaves are broadly rounded or ovate, and entire. Yellow-green flowers are seen in the cymes that extend from the axils.