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Merremia dissecta (Jacq.) Hallier f.
Alamo Vine, Noyau vine, Correhuela de las Doce
Synonym(s): Convolvulus dissectus, Ipomoea dissecta, Ipomoea sinuata, Operculina dissecta
USDA Symbol: MEDI2
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
8-10 feet. Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
, TX Native Habitat:
Open and disturbed areas, stream banks, and dry soils in central Texas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low , Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry , Moist Conditions Comments:
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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0112
Collected Jun. 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 1002
Collected Oct 12, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-752
Collected 2010-07-16 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2011-08-04
Research By: DIEHL, NPIS