Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Mikania scandens Accepted
Mikania angulosa Synonym
Mikania scandens var. pubescens Synonym
Willoughbya heterophylla Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

Cimbing Hempvine

Comments:
Posted by Horntoad (Nederland, Texas - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 8:48 AM

Climbing Hempvine is native to the following states: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 7, 2012 10:49 AM

Climbing Hempvine; a twining and climbing vine with opposite, deeply cordate leaves is found in many areas of the U.S. It's a common vine in the southern U.S. along the Atlantic Coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico. It's considered a noxious weed in Hawaii and other Pacific Islands where it can form dense mats that shade out many other plant species. It prefers moist soil and is often found near swamps and along the edge of waterways; it will take root wherever the nodes come into contact with the soil. M. scandens is a late summer and fall bloomer in most areas but has been reported to bloom almost year round in parts of Florida. The flowers of Climbing Hempvine are highly attractive to Butterflies, Bees and other pollinators.

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