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Asked on Apr 4, 2012

Saw this today in a wooded area at a client's house. Anyone recognize it? I had to look it up to verify it.

DORLISJoannLaura Blalock
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We saw this today in a wooded area while doing some plantings. The leaves are shaped very much like an oak leaf, but it is a vine. Any guesses?
Any guesses on this vine?  The leaves look like those on an oak.
Any guesses on this vine? The leaves look like those on an oak.
20 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 4, 2012

    It looks like why you shouldn't plant invasive forms of honeysuckle.

  • Southern Trillium LLC
    on Apr 4, 2012

    That is it Douglas. It is a honeysuckle, Lonica japonica, I could not remember ever seeing one where the leaves were so heavily lobed, but I checked some reference materials and it is common on a fast growing vine.

  • Atheena S
    on Apr 4, 2012

    My neighbor had one, yes definitely invasive. As it grew up all over in our yard, however it did draw Hummingbirds :)

  • Patricia N
    on Apr 4, 2012

    can u get them at the nursery?

  • Patricia N
    on Apr 4, 2012

    or r they wild

  • Ann S
    on Apr 5, 2012

    looks like poison oak to me

  • Southern Trillium LLC
    on Apr 5, 2012

    Check out this Duke website, and the bottom photo shows leaves almost exactly like my photo. Poison oak also grows with leaves in triplet form, similar to poison ivy. The leaves seen in my photo are opposite each other on a vine.

  • Sharon A
    on Apr 5, 2012

    Sorry...just the thought of Poison Oak gives me the shivers...had it once about 25 years ago from head to toe (pulling it out of an old garage, not knowing what it was) and am now recovering (my 3rd week) of it because some idiots took wood clearings from our walk path and left them on the path, which I cleared off and continued my walk...little did I know what they'd been in...am wondering what the culprits ended up looking like...sweet revenge!

  • Kelly S
    on Apr 5, 2012

    I think Ann and SheilaG are right. Don't burn anything that may have it growing on it because the oils will get released in the air and can get in your lungs from breathing the smoke. Nasty stuff, jsut like poison ivy or poison summack.

  • Rainy Odessy
    on Jul 17, 2012

    i think it is poison oak

  • Trish M
    on Jul 21, 2012

    Looks Like Honeysuckle....Had It all Over Our Wooded Property...Very Nice...But EXTREMELY Invasive from What I Remember...If I'm Wrong...LOL... and It is Poison Oak...Wear Protective Clothing,Gloves and a Face Mask If You Have to Remove it...And What Ever You Do...DON'T BURN IT...I Would Toss Out anything That Comes in Contact with it...Nasty Stuff..

  • Angela A
    on Jul 22, 2012

    Poison oak

  • Ann S
    on Jul 23, 2012

    it is a bad weed it is poison oak do not touch

  • Jeanette S
    on Jul 24, 2012

    Anyting like poisin oak or ivy, I always put in a plastic bag and tie it up to make sure it DIES! I have never been allergic, but there is always that first time!

  • Kim N
    on Jul 24, 2012

    Poison oak.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 25, 2012

    The original poster ruled out poison oak because of the leaf arrangement. Trish is correct that this is a photo of a honeysuckle leaf.

    • DORLIS
      on Jun 13, 2016

      @Douglas Hunt Not honeysuckle, got that stuff all over Misouri, trying to take over my yard and house. Cut stems low to ground, use foam bruch to paint stumps with Tordon.

  • DORLIS
    on Jul 12, 2015

    looks like an oak seedling to me. Because I live in the woods, I am constantly pulling up acorns planted by squirrels

  • Joann
    on Jun 12, 2016

    Just looking at it makes me scratch...Poison Oak!

  • DORLIS
    on Jun 13, 2016

    Had poisen oak in California many years ago, rubbed my eyes and had to go to hospital to get my contacts out. Cpntact local conservation department.

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