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Climbing Hempweed - Mikania scandens
Family: Asteraceae

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Description

Mikania scandens is a climbing herbaceous vine with opposite, simple leaves that have distinct petioles. The leaves are triangular to triangular-ovate in shape (3 to 15 cm long, 2 to 11 cm wide) with an attenuate apex and a cordate to hastate leaf base. The inflorescence is a loose corymb and the flowers are borne in clusters of 4. The corolla is pinkish to purplish or sometimes white.

Habitat/Growth Characteristics:

Climbing hempweed is a climbing vine that commonly forms dense mats over herbs, shrubs, or small trees. It grows in wet soil along shoreline margins of ponds, lakes, swamps, reservoirs, and wet woods, or in open marshy areas.

Interesting facts

The dense mats of climbing hempweed sometimes shade-out more desirable species.

Links to more information

US Army Corp Noxious Plant Database


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For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers

 

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