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A picture of a Mikania


Mikania spp.

Starr 031108-0005 Mikania scandens by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)


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Mikania Overview

Genus of approximately 433 species of twining vine in the Asteraceae (Asteraceae) family. Originating from South America, this genus contains species utilised in herbal medicine and some which are considered weeds. These perennial species are vigorous growers, producing textured leaves which may be oval or heart-shaped and white flowers with lobed petals.