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Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
Mexican Flame Vine 9435.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
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Family:
Subfamily:
Asteroideae
Tribe:
Senecioneae
Genus:
Pseudogynoxys
Species:
P. chenopodioides
Binomial name
Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
(Kunth) Cabrera
Synonyms
  • Gynoxys berlandieri DC.
  • Gynoxys berlandieri var. cordifolia DC.
  • Gynoxys berlandieri var. cuneata DC.
  • Gynoxys cordifolia Cass.
  • Gynoxys fragrans Hook.
  • Gynoxys haenkei DC.
  • Pseudogynoxys berlandieri (DC.) Cabrera
  • Pseudogynoxys haenkei (DC.) Cabrera
  • Pseudogynoxys hoffmannii (Klatt) Cuatrec.
  • Senecio berlandieri (DC.) Hemsl.
  • Senecio calocephalus Hemsl.
  • Senecio calocephalus Poepp.
  • Senecio chenopodioides Kunth
  • Senecio chinotegensis Klatt
  • Senecio confusus Britten
  • Senecio convolvuloides Greenm.
  • Senecio hemsleyi Britten
  • Senecio hoffmannii Klatt
  • Senecio kermesinus Hemsl.
  • Senecio rothschuhianus Greenm.
  • Senecio skinneri Hemsl.

Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides (syn. Senecio confusus), the Mexican flamevine, is a plant species in the family Asteraceae, native to Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. It is cultivated in Florida and has been reported as persisting after cultivation there, growing on disturbed sites.

Description

Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides is a twining vine sometimes reaching a height of 5 m (17 ft). It has orange to red ray flowers and orange disc flowers, and ribbed fruits with persistent bristles.

Cultivation

The Mexican flamevine is prized as an ornamental because of its showy flowers. It is widely grown in gardens in parts of the United States. It requires full sun, well-drained soil, and either a trellis or a shrub to climb on. In colder areas, frost will kill the shoots, but the roots can survive the winter in most of the contiguous United States.

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