Invasive, or unwanted vine?

bdeal(6a)March 13, 2014

We just moved into a house with 20 acres and while pulling up a bunch of Japanese Honeysuckle that has been killing trees, I noticed this possible vine growing. It is 2 clumps of about 12 stems total. The longest is about 3 feet already. All of the thorns feel stiff on the back of my fingernail.
Before i spray some Round Up on it, I wanted to try and make sure that we don't want this It is on the edge of the yard and I don't want it to be an issue like the Japanese Honeysuckle is.
Thanks in advance for any advice

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lycopus(z5 NY)

Might be Smilax tamnoides. Will be easier to tell when the leave emerge.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 6:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Smilax tamnoides looks right to me too. That species typically has those two types of bristles seen in your photo. Here's a closeup of an S. tamnoides stem from our area.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 9:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bdeal(6a)

Thank you, I believe that is exactly what it is.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 9:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bdeal(6a)

Thank you, that is definitely what it is as it does have the 2 types of bristles. I'm just thankful that it hadn't taken over the hillside like the Japanese Honeysuckle has.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 7:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Callirhoe(6a)

That vine is a native in Missouri. I hope you don't kill it. I had the same reaction when I discovered one in my yard until I learned what it was. Mine is growing in an out of the way place so I've let it be.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 7:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bdeal(6a)

I wish this group would have been in a different area than close to the pool, on the edge of the yard. I'll bet there will be more on our 20 acres

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tree Identification Please
I have this tree growing near a quince and an apple...
mariahswind
nameless evergreen shrub
Please help ID: can't figure out why my pictures show...
imcheetah
nameless evergreen shrub
Please help ID:
imcheetah
Small deciduous flowering tree? (OR)
We inherited this one with our yard in west Portland...
cemberlin
Sponsored Products
Hammary T73699-00 Hidden Treasures Accent Chest w/ Flower and Vine Painting
Beyond Stores
Safavieh Area Rug: Lyndhurst Ivory/Ivory 4' x 6'
Home Depot
Serena & Lily Buchanan Window Rod
Serena & Lily
Zafrina Bone-Inlay Chest - BLACK BONE INLAY
$3,199.00 | Horchow
Sedona Collection 3-Tier Tiffany-Style Console Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Rubber-Cal Estate Welcome Mat (24 x 57)
Overstock.com
Signature Ivory Velvet Blackout Curtain Panel
Overstock.com
Microfiber Beige 42-Inch x 84-Inch Grommet Blackout Window Curtain Panel
$19.95 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™