CLIMBING HEMPVINE (Mikania scandens)

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

Low growing vine, will climb up fences, but doesnt provide deep coverage as other vines might. Dies back.

Can be a Larval host for Little Metalmark Butterfly (Calephelis virginiensis)

Nectar Source, showy flowers, heart shaped leaves. If you look closely, a jagged ambush bug is hiding in this flower.

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

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3395

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3 comments
  1. Eileen Manalas said:

    I live in Broward County, where would I buy one of these plants.

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