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Anybody know what this vine is?

Posted by dreamweavermw Arkasnas (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 21, 12 at 15:42

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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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

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.


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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

Did you see any flowers?


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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

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


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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

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


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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

Most likely morning glory, I. purpurea

Here is a link that might be useful: Info


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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

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


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Pic of the flowers?


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RE: Anybody know what this vine is?

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.


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