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Need an ID on this invasive vine

Posted by breakzqueen 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 23, 14 at 20:41

Hi there,

Does anyone know what this vine is?

It has been dominating my front yard, wrapping itself around everything imaginable: my succulents, my 3 san pedros, up and down and under and through my fence and my compost bin, around my lemon trees.

A previous resident planted this nearly 10 years ago & we've tried to get it out root for root, again and again, but it keeps coming back. It creeps, it climbs, it strangles. It's so resilient and prolific, I am half-expecting it to reach the roof of my house. I am ready to torch my yard (so to speak).

I live in the Temescal area of Oakland, CA. My yard faces South and gets lots of sun year round.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Sam

This post was edited by breakzqueen on Sun, Feb 23, 14 at 20:50


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Should be there now. Sorry about that!


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RE: Need an ID on this invasive vine

Hedge bindweed?

Here is a link that might be useful: Calystegia sepium


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RE: Need an ID on this invasive vine

Hi saltcedar--

Thanks for the reply!

I have never seen it flower, actually, and that's over the past 10 years.

The leaf shape looks very similar though. Does look related.

Thanks again.


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RE: Need an ID on this invasive vine

Might be Black Bindweed then which has inconspicuous flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Polygonum convolvulus


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