Please help identify vine

akaak(Ontario South)October 10, 2005

I was recently visiting a farm in Southern Ontario, Georgian Bay region, and noticed this vine, fighting with wild grape vines for control of trees, fencelines, etc.

I noticed from a dozen or so observations that this vine was growing only where the wild grape vines grew, and not on it's own. Not 100% sure of this, but only noticed it where grape vines grew, or remnants of grape vines, as this vine took control

I have posted a pictures, at the link below or:

http://www.energyontario.com/farmvine/IMG_0034b.JPG

picture taken 10/07/2005.

The berries are smooth on the bottom, not like blueberries.

The vine attaches via curly threads, not suckers.

Any help greatly appreciated, or if anyone needs more info please let me know.

Thanks,

Andy

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kayjones(Mo6b)

Andy, it's a common wild grape vine.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2005 at 8:09PM
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akaak(Ontario South)

Can you elaborate, Kay?
Would you have a name for it?
As I mentioned, it's fighting the green, broad leaf, wild grape vines, which produce "bunches of grapes", so I know it's not the "typical" wild grape, which I'm used to seeing, as I make wine from those.
As you can see from the pic, these grapes are very individual. As well, the tradtional "wild grape" stays green into sept/oct, these leaves are not green.
Andy

    Bookmark   October 10, 2005 at 8:27PM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

No, I don't have a species name - it just looks like the one that grows wild in our Missouri scrub lands and woods.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 7:08AM
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akaak(Ontario South)

I did a bit more research and I think it's a "black chokeberry" plant.
I'll confirm it with a farmer who has lived in that area his whole life, next week, and let you know if you like.
Andy

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 9:52AM
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fairy_toadmother

i cant see the leaf, but i definitely do not think it is a grape.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 11:28PM
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akaak(Ontario South)

Mystery solved! It's a Virginia Creeper!!
A Huge Thanks to Andy Fyon who runs an excellent website on Wildflowers: www.ontariowildflower.com
He privided a link, below, which made it all clear.
Thanks to everyone else who responded.
Andy

Here is a link that might be useful: Virginia Creeper link

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 11:36PM
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