Alamo Vine

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ALAMO VINE

Merremia dissecta - Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family


DESCRIPTION: Climbing vine with palmate leaves, showy flowers, and an attractive seed pod. 

Height: Twining vine 

Flowers: Showy, white with a purple throat, 
3 inches long and 3 inches wide. Spring, summer and fall. Stay open all day, unlike some Ipomoea species whose flowers close at 
mid-day.

Fruit: Woody capsule in the shape of a "wood rose"

Foliage: Palm-shaped leaves to 4 inches long and 4 inches wide. The 5 
to 7 lobes have wavy edges with indentations.

Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good to moderate

Water: Very drought tolerant

Maintenance: Needs to climb on something

Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: On edges of thickets and disturbed land.

WILDLIFE USE: Provides nectar and pollen for insects and food for caterpillars of Painted Crescent butterfly. 

COMMENTS: Dry seed capsules can be used in flower arrangements.


ALAMO VINE

 

ALAMO VINE

 

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