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Merremia aurea
Merremia aurea

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Zones 12-24
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Merremia aurea

Yellow Morning Glory, Wood Rose
Convolvulaceae
Deciduous, Evergreen

MERREMIA

Twining vines with evergreen leaves divided into leaflets and golden, 3-in. flowers like those of morning glory (Ipomoea). Yellow flowers are followed by woody, roundish seed capsules surrounded by woody sepals—the “wood roses” admired by flower arrangers. Tolerate some drought.

Merremia aurea

Native to Baja California. Climbs to 25 ft., with a woody base and leaves divided into five 1 1/2-in. leaflets. Blooms during warm months. Drops leaves in summer drought. May be felled by frost but will resprout from the roots.

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