Climbing Hemp Vine

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CLIMBING HEMP VINE, Climbing hemp weed

Mikania scandens - Compositae, (Asteraceae), Composite or Sunflower Family


DESCRIPTION: Twining vine; somewhat succulent 

Height: Climbing vine

Flowers: White, borne in clusters 2 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches long. Spring, summer and fall.

Fruit: Small, inconspicuous achene 
or seed

Foliage: Delta-shaped to 3 inches long and 2 inches wide at the base. 

Growth rate: Very fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun to full shade

Soil: Any

Drainage: Moderate to waterlogged

Water: High water requirement for a native

Maintenance: Provide something for it to climb

Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Rio Grande Delta in areas that stay moist for extended periods.

WILDLIFE USE: Provides food for caterpillars of the Tropical Green Hairstreak and the Anieta butterflies which are very rare strays to the Lower Rio 
Grande Valley. 

COMMENTS: Flowers all day long.


CLIMBING HEMP VINE

 

CLIMBING HEMP VINE

 

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