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Photo Credit: BIISC

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  • HPRWA SCORE 7
  • FAMILY Asteraceae
  • CATEGORY Shrubs, Vines, & Others

Mexican Flame Vine (Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides)

A fast growing vine that can blanket trees and powerlines. This aggressive vine is not propagated or sold by Pono nurseries on Hawaii Island.

  • A climbing smooth stemmed vine with alternate arrow shaped leaves
  • Prolific bloomer with brightly colored flowers that and range from red to orange
  • Naturalized on Hawaii Island
  • Creates abundant seeds which are wind dispersed

Harm

  • Smothers vegetation
  • Produces many viable seeds that quickly germinate
  • Reproduces from vegetative fragments
  • Vines smother existing vegetation
  • Vine produces an itchy rash when handled making pruning difficult