Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2700

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in bottomland hardwood forests, mesic hammocks near the coast, margins of tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Disc: Whitish/Lilac/Light pink
Rays: Absent
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mikania cordifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Climbing Hempweed


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image of Mikania cordifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordifolia_cssp

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image of Mikania cordifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordifolia_csspb

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image of Mikania cordifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcordifolia_csspc

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Quite similar to M. scandens but phyllaries are obtuse or broadly acute, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.