Why would you want to get rid of it? It is just beauriful. I would just keep it trimmed back some. Wish it was in my yard. lol
Looks like Smilax pumila It's a native vine to the gulf coast area of the US. See attached link from an LSU page on the plant. Not really a weed, and readily occurring in your region. Try digging it out or dousing it with roundup if it's that much of an issue. (just be careful of what's around it if you go the roundup direction) I have a cousin of your plant growing here in Georgia. I just get in the shrubs and cut it off at the base when it pops up. When I replant the bed, I'll dig it out for good.
It is pretty but you can not keep it trimmed back..I have cut it to the ground but it pops up all over and is taking over the whole corner of my yard it also has thorns. I have tried round-up but it just laughs at it. I would have to dig up half my yard. It is just as bad as the bamboo that is in the same corner..that is my mulch bed..now it is a weed bed. arrrrrhhhh.
We have the same kind of weed here in FL...I have it in my back yard, and it is almost impossible to get rid of...you can't pull it up..it has managed to grow up a pine tree and the vine is about 4 inches in diameter. It is really hard to get rid of.
Carol, try painting an herbicide with glyphosate (like Roundup) directly on the leaves with a foam brush. You might add a few drops of dish soap to help it adhere.
I use Boiling Vinegar to kill seriously invasive "shrubs" My neighbor planted honeysuckle that crossed between out yards and started taking over the side yard...Not being from the south she didn't eralize just how invasive it would become. But sadly, I thought the new plant in my yard was from seed and killed it, only to discover it was a runner from her plant which also died...Now she grows it on the back fence...
I also used an herbicide to kill off a wild plum that was putting suckers all over the back yard, but I simply poured some in a small jar, (like a pnut butter jar) and dug a hole in the ground to hold the jar up then dug up a large root from the tree and dropped the end of the root into the jar of herbicide. the next day it had drunk all the herbicide and the tree and all it's suckers were dead. it did not come back.
No my problem is not resolved yet..think I will try the hot vinegar...the vines vine under ground and come up all over the yard now. will add salt to it maybe that will work. thank you all for your help..hope it works because roundup sure does not work ...used a whole bottle of it pure and it laughed at me and came back stronger.
I am going to try the vinegar and add salt to it this morning.
@Carol, if you use salt it will contaminate the ground and you won't be able to grow anything over there for possibly years....put a gallon of vinigar in a large pot and bring to a near boil, add a tablespoon of dishsoap and then carry the pot out to where it is growing and trickle it onto all the visible plants...if you have any left trickle it onto the ground surrounding the area....plan to do this again in a week for insurance....
Does t have some thorns and a somewhat wiry stem? I'm pretty certain that it's smilax. It's very hard to eradicate because it creates underground tubers which multiply. You can probably get some advice about digging up the tubers by looking it up online, but unless it's something else, I don't think vinegar or vinegar/salt solution will work. Good luck.
Have you had any luck?
Looks like philedendrom to me
That's what I thought too.
Bunny, that is what I think it is. I have some inside and love it.
In Alabama it is called a bamboo vine. Very bad thorns which can cause bad infections if stuck. We cut it off at the ground and try to dig up what we can depending on where it is.
Going with philedendrom. It is a house plant. Where are you, it must be warm because it will die at 1st frost if left outside. It is known to be hardy, but not invasive.
It is not philodejdron or a houseplant; it is smilax, a difficult, hardy, evergreen and very difficult to eradicate.
If it has stickers on it, it may be green briar
It is absolutely smilax, not a friendly vine. If you look it up, there is information available. Difficult to eradicate.