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Help ID invasive weedy vine

Posted by ghoghunter Zone6b SE PA (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 1, 09 at 17:38

I have this weedy vine growing behind my yard and it is always trying to spread into my garden. Could you help me ID it?


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RE: Help ID invasive weedy vine

Looks like Oriental Bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oriental bittersweet

RE: Help ID invasive weedy vine

Carol It does look like that except I don't ever see berries on this which kind of made me think it might be something else. This year I'll pay even closer attention to it but all I've ever seen is the green vine part.
Thanks so much for responding.

RE: Help ID invasive weedy vine

It looks like oriental bittersweet to me, too. One test is to pull up a piece of root - if the root is a very bright orange color, that's another ID characteristic of C. orbiculatus.

RE: Help ID my invasive vine

Oh it does have an orange root because I am always digging them out of the little garden bed that is next to the fence. I wonder if the birds are getting the berries before I even notice them?
Thanks are always so knowledgable!!

RE: Help ID invasive weedy vine

It's dioecious, so fruiting plants are female. I guess yours is a male.

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