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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Delairea odorata (Cape-ivy)

Uncommon, non-native annual vine found in only one location on the Preserve (at the spring near the Antone Road entrance). Blooms in late winter through spring. This is a highly invasive plant, which colonizes large areas. It kills native vegetation by complexly covering it. Attempts are being made to eradicate the species from the Preserve.

Delairea odorata (Cape-ivy). NON-NATIVE Pictured in summer.


Delairea odorata (Cape-ivy). NON-NATIVE Pictured in summer.