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Zones 23-27, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Merremia tuberosa

Pilikai
Convolvulaceae
Evergreen, Vines, Decorative fruit or berries

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 tuberosa

Native to tropical America but naturalized throughout the tropics. Climbs to 50–100 ft., with 6-in. leaves divided into seven lobes. Yellow flowers in late winter and spring.

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