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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.
climbing hempvine

Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit VI, FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (I)      
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 1.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter   Shape and Orientation Climbing
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Blue      
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.7
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.7
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1212
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2728
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 16
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 110   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
Time Generated: 06/02/2020 04:59 PM CDT