CLIMBING HEMPVINE (Mikania scandens)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: CLIMBING HEMPVINE (Mikania scandens)

Low growing vine, will climb up fences, but doesn’t provide deep coverage as other vines might. Dies back.

Sometime larval host for little metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis) butterflies

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Mikascan

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Mikania+scandens

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