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Wood rose (
Woody, climbing vine with yellow, funnel-shaped flowers that open in sunlight and close when cloudy or dark
Mature seedpods look like brown, wooden rose.
Native to Tropical America, introduced as an ornamental. First collected in the wild in 1932. Continues to spread by people as ornamental and through floral arrangements
Fast-growing, aggressive vine that chokes and smothers plants
Grows sea level to 1400 ft.
Seeds are viable for years
Known invasive in Florida, Guam, Saipan, and Niue
Found in large amounts on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Big Island.
Molokai: Naturalized. MoMISC is working to keep it out of Kamakou, and has controlled one population threatening this native forest.
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