Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides facts for kids
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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.
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.
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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