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Hedonisia Hawaii Botanical Plant Inventory

Stink Maile

Name of Plant: Stink Maile

Type of Plant: Weed!

1) Plant History & General Information:

a) Scientific & Other Names: Paederia foetida; Stinkvine, Stink Vine, Skunkvine, Skunk Vine, Maile Pilau;

b) Region of Origin: Native to East Asia

c) General History: /

2) Plant Uses:

a) As Food:  This is the main larval food plant for the Maile Pilau Hornworm (Macroglossum pyrrhostictum), a frequently day-flying hummingbird moth.

b) As Medicine: /

c) Other Uses: /

3) Growing Instructions

a) Growing: Growth Habit: Shrub, Vine

b) Best time to Harvest: /

c) Sunlight Requirements: /

d) Soil Requirements: Stinkvine grows in low to middle elevation disturbed areas and secondary forests, and it is especially common is disturbed mesic (moderately wet) forests, where it can climb over and smother other plants.

e) Propagation: /

f) Controlling Spread: Pull up long vines from flower bedsBe careful because this vine wraps very tightly and strangles other plants.

g) Difficulties with this plant: /

h) History of this Plant at Hedonisia: /

i) Location on Property: