Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 21, 2018

Location: Malabar, Malabar Scrub

This is Mikania scandens,
It's known as Climbing Hempweed commonly.
It is the host plant for the Little Metalmark butterfly,
But in Hawaii, it's a noxious weed.

Sources: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Sciences Plan Database - Mikania scandens - Climbing Hempvine 

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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