Pesky Vine Identification

jamiestpMay 23, 2009

I need help identifying this vine and how to control it if there is any method. It is very fast growing, has tendrils very similar to grape vines.

It's mainly green but turns yellowish-red at the top of the hedge that it is trying to take over. Leaves are fairly soft. I've looked quite a bit and can't find anything that resembles it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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kayjones(Mo6b)

It looks like a healthy poison ivy vine to me!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 8:11AM
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posieh(3)

Hate to disagree with anyone, but that is not poison ivy. Poison Ivy has three leaves and does not vine. Have no idea what your vine is, but good luck identifying it.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 8:24PM
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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Definitely not poison ivy. It may be a species of woodbine, not the common woodbine (Virginia Creeper).
Poison ivy acts like a vine, here. It produces masses of brown holdfasts to cling to the tree it is climbing. It does not produce tendrils, but virginia creeper does.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 12:04AM
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legumefinder(z6 TN)

It looks like ampelopsis arborea, peppervine. It's related to grapes but inedible.

Dave.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 10:04AM
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ilovegardening2005(8)

http://poisonivy.aesir.com/view/picqna.html?func=viewQNA&did=1184&wid=486

I think you are right. People mistake it for poison ivy. It can irritate the skin and don`t touch your eyes if you handle the vine. I think you can eat the berries but they aren`t very tasty and some people get a upset stomach. I guess they might be useful if you were stranded somewhere and very hungry but you don`t want to confuse those berries with the deadly night shade berries.

Karen

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 5:26PM
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