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Scientific Name: Muehlenbeckia complexa
Pronunciation: mew-len-BEK-ee-uh kum-PLECKS-uh
Common Name: creeping wire vine, maidenhair vine, mattress vine
Family Name: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover
Key ID Features: Stems wiry, chocolate brown; leaves alternate, nearly round, mid-green, about 1.5 cm long with red petioles.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Ground cover
Additional Info: Google
creeping wire vine, maidenhair vine, mattress vine
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Orbicular
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Rounded, Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Green-yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Five, petal-like sepals

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Black, White
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Accessory tissue, Tepals become fleshy so may appear berry-like at one stage.

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Red
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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