Anybody know what this vine is?

dreamweavermwOctober 21, 2012

I found this growing in an old pot in my backyard that still had potting soil in it. The vine had started to climb a bit on the side of the house. I'm very curious to know what this could be.

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tiarella(7b)

This looks like a vine I am trying to identify also and it was given to me by a friend who called it monkey balls vine! I am looking for a proper botanical name so I can learn growing conditions, ect.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 12:08PM
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luvsgrtdanes

Did you see any flowers?

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 10:40PM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

Air potato aka monkey ball vine, botanically known as Dioscorea bulbifera - is a terribly invasive vine in warmer climates - plant with care.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 6:25AM
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dreamweavermw

I didn't see any flowers until yesterday. Now, I've noticed a few small purple flowers.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 9:56PM
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luvsgrtdanes

Most likely morning glory, I. purpurea

Here is a link that might be useful: Info

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 4:05PM
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dreamweavermw

I didn't see any flowers until yesterday. Now, I've noticed a few small purple flowers.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 9:18AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Pic of the flowers?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 11:22AM
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karyn1(7a)

I'm also thinking some type of morning glory. A pic of the flowers would definitely help. The I. purpureas I've seen have blooms at least a couple inches across. Air potato blooms are tiny and white and like the previous poster mentioned can be horribly invasive.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 11:38AM
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