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Invasive vine in my backyard garden?

Posted by ecuabenja7789 Uostate New York (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 17:57

This plant just recently cropped up in my backyard garden in the last few months. It's a climbing vine with wispy white flowers....never ever seen it before. It's quite pretty but if it happens to be invasive I would like to rip it up soon.

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RE: Invasive vine in my backyard garden?

bur cucumber an annual believe

RE: Invasive vine in my backyard garden?

Definitely bur cucumber. I love them in the right spot - in a kind of wild area. They cover the tops of shrubby plants, with lovely little flowers. Definitely don't want them on my pine trees, where they tried to grow last year, but they seem pretty easy to remove.
I have read that they are invasive, I think it depends on the location. I have heavy clay, and particularly in an area that stays damp much of the year they grow, but only sporadically, so I let them be. This was the first year they came up into the pine trees on the edge of the yard, though, so I guess I'll find out how they behave in the dryer clay areas!

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