Merremia dissecta (Jacq.) Hallier f.
Alamo Vine, Noyau Vine, Correhuela De Las Doce
Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Synonym(s): Convolvulus dissectus, Ipomoea dissecta, Ipomoea sinuata, Operculina dissecta
USDA Symbol: MEDI2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 8-10 feet.
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , LA , 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
Heat Tolerant: yes
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 capsules are interesting, resembling flowers themselves. This species can be very aggressive in the garden.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
NPSOT - Native Plant Society of Texas - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 1002 Collected Oct 12, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0112 Collected Jun. 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-752 Collected 2010-07-16 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Merremia dissecta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Merremia dissecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Merremia dissecta
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-08-04
Research By: DIEHL, NPIS