Plants of USA and Canada

Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 3(3): 1743. 1803 [Apr-Dec 1803]

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: climbing hempvine
en English name: louse-plaster
Spanish name: guaco

Grown habit: Vine, Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:
= Mikania angulosa Raf.
= Mikania batatifolia auct. non DC.
= Mikania scandens (L.) Willd. var. pubescens (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
= Willoughbya heterophylla Small


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Mikania scandens
Habit at Alligator Alley, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Habit at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Mikania scandens
Robert H. Mohlenbrock USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. - Not copyrighted image

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Habit at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowering at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Mikania scandens
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 363.

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Mikania scandens
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. - Not copyrighted image

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Mikania scandens
Leaves at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Robert H. Mohlenbrock USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. - Not copyrighted image

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
On Baccharis halimifolia at John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Leaf at John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Habit at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Habit at Alligator Alley, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Habit in forest at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Flowers at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Mikania scandens
Mikania scandens
Habit at John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.


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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA), CAN (ON)

Distributional map for Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.
Map for Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae


Genus: Mikania


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