Mikania scandens

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Mikania scandens
Mika scan.jpg
Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Mikania
Species: M. scandens
Binomial name
Mikania scandens
(L.) Willd.
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Natural range of Mikania scandens from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Climbing hempvine

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Mikania scandens var. pubescens (Nuttall) Torrey & A. Gray; M. scandens var. scandens


A description of Mikania scandens is provided in The Flora of North America.




The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Mikania scandens at Archbold Biological Station: [1]

Vespidae: Pachodynerus nasidens, Parancistrocerus fulvipes rufovestris, P. salcularis rufulus

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.