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Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.
Climbing hempweed, Climbing hempvine

Mikania scandens
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern North America, the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas), Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and low pinelands from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys.

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Mikania scandens has been reported from the following 10 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Mikania scandens has been reported for the following 8 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock
Sinkhole


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Mikania scandens
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Mikania scandens
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Mikania scandens
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Mikania scandens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Mikania scandens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Mikania scandens
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley