Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2219

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, swamp forests, wet thickets, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: White/Pinkish
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mikania scandens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mikania scandens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-35-001:
Mikania scandens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Hempweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_misc_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_misc_006_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_scandens_07674

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_070

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_072

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Nutlets in tight clusters, topped with whitish barbed [pappus] bristles, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120729_092

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120729_095

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves cordate at base with wide sinuses, 2 lateral veins prominent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE palmately veined leaves of vines

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmscandens_212

August-September        

Heads at the tips of long stalks (longer than leaves) from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_m_scandens_heads

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_524

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_525527

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Compare the pinnately veined leaf of Fallopia (bottom right).

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_537

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_537b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Numerous heads, each with 4 disc flowers, in small rounded clusters, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_537c

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Each head has 4 acuminate, nearly smooth, involucral bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mikania_scandens_2

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mikania_scandens_3

September        

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JK Marlow    s070913_b

September    Beaufort County    SC

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Gill Newberry    gn10_mikania_hab

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm141025_263

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm161013_928

October    Greenville County    SC

Cedar Falls Park