- 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.
- Morning-glory family
- 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.