what is this weed

bmmalone(7)June 19, 2009

its leaves look like ivy but are small and not shiny. it is not hardy. Its fairly aggressive and easy to pull. and its driving me crazy!!

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vroomp(z7Ga)

I sure wish I could see it.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 2:24PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Glenchoma probably or "ground ivy" http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&um=1&sa=1&q=Glechoma+&btnG=Search+images&aq=f&oq=%22ground+ivy%22

Glenchoma is a hardy perennial weed that enjoys some moisture, and goes dormant in the winter. Shallow rooted, but annoying and fast spreading. it can go dormant in droughty hot summer too.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 11:49PM
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bmmalone(7)

I'll try and get a picture. GGG its not glenchoma. the leaves are ivy shaped but it looks like a 'tender' version of ivy. driving me nuts!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 8:20AM
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esh_ga

I have it too - I don't know what it is. The roots are very shallow.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 5:34PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

bindweed or wild morning glory? is it starting to get long and vinish? It's fairly common and can have nice flowers if you don't mind it weaving it's way around everything. But can become invasive and will return every year. The leaves look very ivyish at this time of the year.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 3:04PM
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pam_3(GA 7b)

Is this it?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 3:58PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

That looks like muscadine (grape vine).

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 7:44AM
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esh_ga

Pam's picture looks like Echinocystis lobata, wild cucumber.

Here is a link that might be useful: Echinocystis lobata

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 8:56AM
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cyrus_gardner(8)

I know a vine that just like the one the poster is talking about.But don't know the name. (not much help here)

Its leaves are pointy and a bit silver color .
I have not noticed its flowers but it sure produces a lot of round grape-like berries, full of tiny seeds. And that is how it multiplies. If a whole bunch of them grow near each other, can cover small plants and bushes.
Definitely, not a morning glory.
You have to pull them out before the seeds are ripened. Otherwise you will get a lot more next year.That is bad news. But the good news is that it is easy to pull them up and they are annuals.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2009 at 3:02AM
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diggery(z8)

Anyone ever positively identify this vine? Not sure what the OP has exactly but mine is what's shown in Pam's pic.

It popped up sporadically in my SHADE bed last year. I promptly removed it. However, this year, it's back in full force. Pretty lil thing but it's annoying my hostas.

Just wondering whether to eradicate it or move it..

blessings & thanks,

~digger

    Bookmark   July 26, 2009 at 3:27PM
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esh_ga

bmmalone, I finally pulled up a piece of this weed (in a neighbor's yard, mine is gone). It is very easily pulled up, as you said. Size of the largest leaf is about the size of a nickel. Is this what you have?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 2:07PM
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legumefinder(z6 TN)

I believe that is melothria pendula. It's a native vine in the cucumber family that can be very weedy.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2011 at 5:03PM
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