I don't know what it is....but it sure is pretty!
It is very pretty. I hope it isn't invasive. Does it have a smell?
It looks like kudzu which is invasive. Are the flowers sweetly fragrant?
I always heard about kudzu and the damage it does, but if this is kudzu it is awfully pretty.
Kudzu flowers in pinky purple and white are pretty and very fragrant, fruity.
You know....they say these are invasive....but I wonder if they would be here...we have very little natural shade...and it's dry as a bone unless you put water on it. Alot of plants that are invasive other places aren't here because they only get the water YOU decide to give them!
do you have a better pic of the leaves? Is it in shade? Are there several vines or just a few? How high up does it climb?
Gosh, wish I could help you.
Looks like sand vine aka milkweed vine.
If it's milkweed...ugh, good luck. We had some sprout up last yr aftr we got new mulch. It's now everywhere and impossible to kill. If anyone has a really good trick to getting rid of it plz share...it's absolutely everywhere now.
Erica, does this look like kudzu?
I hear that in the South it can grow up over things (even trees) nearly overnight and kill them by blocking light and sucking up moisture. Now I don't know whether this is true or not being a Northern girl, but that is what I've heard...All you Southern gardeners need to set the record straight on kudzu for me.
Kidzu is called "the vine that ate the South". It is very invasive. It will cover abandoned houses, train cars, electric poles. It is great feed for cows/horses but the vines are so tangled the animals can get caught in them and break their legs. It does have fragrant lavender blue flowers. Flowers can be made into jelly and vines can be made into baskets. I think it was originally introduced in this country as a garden vine. People noted haw well it covered, quickly and thought it would be good for erosion control. It covered well but was useless as erosion control because the lives were above ground with little roots to hold the soil in place. If it's Kudzu and you live in the south, you really can't control it. Control of most vines is difficult in the south.
I heard that it is against the law to cut kudzu because you cannot control it.
I think it's a wild clematis. Some was in my aunt's yard, and that's what she called it. I dug some things from her garden to transplant to mine, and now I have that thing all over my flower beds! I just heard someone in Memphis complaining about a milkweed vine, however, and he described it as a vine with heart-shaped leaves and little white flowers that grew up through his shrubs. Could be a milkweed vine, which I never knew existed! Doesn't all milkweed have that white, sticky sap when the stem breaks? I have two other kinds of milkweed to encourage monarchs, and they are not vines and they have sticky, milky white sap. I will pull one out tomorrow and see if it has white sap! Interesting.
It is a pretty flower. Hope it is easy to control