CLIMBING HEMPVINE (Mikania scandens)

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

Photo depicts Buds. Can be a Larval host for Little Metalmark Butterfly (Calephelis virginiensis)

Nectar Source, showy flowers, heart shaped leaves. Low Growing vine that will climb a fence but doesnt provide deep coverage as other vines might. Dies back.

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

In Bloom from Sept 2011:

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