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 Native Plant Database

Merremia dissecta

Alamo Vine, Noyau vine, Correhuela de las Doce

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Merremia dissecta (Alamo vine)
Lytle, Melody

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 8-10 feet.
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , PA , TX
Native Habitat: Open and disturbed areas, stream banks, and dry soils in central Texas.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry
Conditions Comments: Alamo vine is a very attractive twining climber of the morning glory family. It has large white flowers with dark burgundy centers and the dark green foliage is intricately divided. The brown seed pods are interesting, resembling flowers themselves. Can be very aggressive.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Last Update: 2011-08-04