Climbing Hempweed - Climbing Hempvine - Climbing Boneset
Mikania scandens (Linnaeus) Willdenow
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

Plant is a climbing vine with nearly four-angled stems. Preferred habitat is fence rows, thickets and dense woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite; whole in part with leaf stalks; oval to nearly triangular; no teeth and no lobes; tapering and pinched forming an angle to the left. Leaf base is heart shaped and attached to stem between leaf lobes.

Flowers are in flat-topped clusters at the end of stalks; bisexual; symmetrical. Disc flowers are numerous; white or purple; no ray flowers (petals). Flowering occurs in late spring but is more prolific in the summer.

Fruit is achene.

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