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need help to id vine with white flowers

Posted by kawillis85 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 11:59

Hi all!

I have this vine in my backyard that appeared on its own - I don't know what it is, but have seen it around the neighborhood. Trying to find out what it is, and whether I should keep and train it, or kill it. The flowers are pretty, so there's that.

Flowers are white, four lobed. Flowering now, and has been for at least a month. Leaves are I think ovoid, and bright green. Growth habit is, as I said, a vine.

Can anybody help me out? thanks!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: need help to id vine with white flowers

Most likely Clematis terniflora.

RE: need help to id vine with white flowers

Bet that's it! OK, I will keep it, and train it up the fence! Any advice on that welcome .. plant is already established, so it just needs to be manhandled (carefully) up the posts ...

RE: need help to id vine with white flowers

its invasive in some areas ..

not really for me in z5 ...

it will collapse a foo foo trellis ..

it can be cut to the ground every spring..

there is absolutely no reason to do anything 'careful' with this plant ...

cut it to the ground.. mark the spot for spring..and EASIL"Y train it up whatever ..

one plant covers a fence for 15 lateral feet for me ... top to bottom ... 4 feet tall ...

do the research.. and kill it.. if it is invasive in your area ... a call to you county extension office will probably get you a fast and succinct answer ...


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