Hempweed - Mikania scandens
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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.
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
The dense mats of climbing hempweed sometimes shade-out more desirable
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