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tiny vine

Posted by quaker495 10 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 21:36

This tiny vine is very pretty but invasive; it wraps itself in a tight coil around anything nearby. What is it please? Thank you in advance!

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RE: tiny vine

one of the infamous knotweeds ...

a nightmare invader ...

i had some on an aged mulch pile is was finally moving.. and i swear the roots went 4 feet deep in that loose media ... ... what a nightmare ...


RE: tiny vine

I don't know what this vine is but it doesn't resemble any knotweed I am aware of. The leaf veination looks like a monocot as far as I can make out. Possibly Asparagus asparagoides???

RE: tiny vine

  • Posted by catspa NoCA Z9 Sunset 14 (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 18:39

Asparagus asparagoides is it, I believe, floral_uk, and I'm very glad you've provided the name and ended my agony. I've encountered this pest personally but my brain would only come up with "bridal veil", leading it to being stuck incorrectly on Tradescantia/Gibasis...

It is only listed as having "moderate" impact by the California Invasive Plant Council, but if you allow it to form tubers (or it already has), you may be a long time getting rid of it, quaker. Birds spread the berries.

Here is a link that might be useful: CAL-IPC Asparagus asparagoides

RE: tiny vine

Thank you both: Asparagus asparagoides it is (I googled some more images, and bingo!). Fortunately it is not rampant and it is easy to pull. It pales by comparison to my MGEP (Morning Glory Eradication Project).

Here is a link that might be useful: CalPhotos: Asparagus asparagoides

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