Climbing hempvine, Climbing hempweed
USDA Symbol: misc
USDA Native Status:
This species forms a sizable growth over other plants in moist woods and thickets. Its flower resembles that of Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Two similar Hemp Vines (M. batatifolia; M. cordifolia) are found in Florida.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Climber
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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
Native Distribution: Southern Ontario; New England south to Florida; west to Texas.
Native Habitat: Stream banks, moist thickets, swamps.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0965 Collected Oct 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-792 Collected 2010-07-02 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Mikania scandens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mikania scandens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mikania scandens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff