Return to the Vines Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Some kind of Japanese vine??

Posted by its_genetic 6, KS (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 11, 07 at 12:25

We recently purchased our home and inherited many plants. I had a vine last year that I might of destroyed this spring when I cleaned out the beds. The previous owner said it was some kind of Japanese vine. Heart shaped leaves, small purple blooms, then had a purple/maroon colored seed pod on it in late summer. I attempted to save some seed pods last year, but made the mistake of putting them in a plastic bag and they molded. Would really love to replace it... thanks for any help.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Some kind of Japanese vine??

Is it Kudzu? It is just a guess, but google it. It looks like you can eat it too..yum!

RE: Some kind of Japanese vine??

IF it's kudzu, it's almost impossible to kill---and you do NOT want to propagate it. It IS edible---in Japan, they make flour from the dried roots. But in the southern part of the US, kudzu DESTROYS/OVERWHELMS hundreds of acres of fertile land each and every year.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Vines Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here