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Please help identify vine

Posted by akaak Ontario South (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 10, 05 at 11:46

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

Here is a link that might be useful: link to pic of vine


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RE: Please help identify vine

Andy, it's a common wild grape vine.


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RE: Please help identify vine

  • Posted by akaak Ontario South (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 10, 05 at 20:27

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


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RE: Please help identify vine

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


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  • Posted by akaak Ontario South (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 11, 05 at 9:52

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


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RE: Please help identify vine

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


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RE: Please help identify vine

  • Posted by akaak Ontario South (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 14, 05 at 23:36

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


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