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Asked on Jun 12, 2012

anyone know what kind of vine this is?

Vivian SRoseMary WellsJane Rowinsky
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anyone know what kind of vine this is, gardening
14 answers
  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    on Jun 12, 2012

    I don't know what it is....but it sure is pretty!

  • Vivian S
    on Jun 13, 2012

    It is very pretty. I hope it isn't invasive. Does it have a smell?

  • Erica Glasener
    on Jun 13, 2012

    It looks like kudzu which is invasive. Are the flowers sweetly fragrant?

  • Vivian S
    on Jun 14, 2012

    I always heard about kudzu and the damage it does, but if this is kudzu it is awfully pretty.

  • Erica Glasener
    on Jun 14, 2012

    Kudzu flowers in pinky purple and white are pretty and very fragrant, fruity.

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    on Jun 14, 2012

    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!

  • Colleen
    on Jun 14, 2012

    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?

  • Rebecca D
    on Jun 14, 2012

    Gosh, wish I could help you.

  • Colleen
    on Jun 14, 2012

    Looks like sand vine aka milkweed vine.

  • Stacie A
    on Jun 15, 2012

    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.

  • Vivian S
    on Jun 15, 2012

    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.

  • Jane Rowinsky
    on May 31, 2014

    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.

  • RoseMary Wells
    on May 19, 2016

    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.

  • Vivian S
    on Jul 18, 2016

    It is a pretty flower. Hope it is easy to control

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