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- n. Any plant of the genus Akebia, especially the invasive plant Akebia quinata
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of woody climbing plants, natural order Berberidaceæ, of China and Japan.
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Actinidia, akebia, wistaria, roses, dutch-man's pipe, and clematis are to be recommended; the large-flowered clematises, however, are more valuable for their bloom than for their foliage (_C. paniculata, _ and the native species are better for covering porches).
The akebia has very neat-cut foliage, quaint purple flowers, and often bears ornamental fruit.
Two recommendable woody twiners of recent distribution are the actinidia and the akebia, both from Japan.
These may have twinning stems (akebia) or they may climb using their leaf stalks (clematis), or coiling tendrils (passionflower).
We love the understated quality of her work, which incorporates subtle surface decoration and natural elements like handles made from Japanese akebia vine.
Use with extreme caution where there are deficient-Yin conditions since akebia strongly promotes urination.
Some include akebia (mu tong); pyrrosia flower (shi wei); plantago seed (che qian zi); dianthus herb (qu mai); lygodium spore (hai jin shu);