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Weed/Vine ID please! Vine with set of 5 serrated leaves

Posted by srigov DFW Zone:7 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 21, 08 at 19:47

Hi All
I have a vine that is in my plant bed. I have posted pics to help id. I think its bindweed but the pictures do not match. The vine puts out several shoots and grows from a tuber/rhizome. I have dug down and removed fairly big chunks of the root but it seems to grow back again. For now, I'm cutting out the vine as close to the ground as possible. The worst thing is that its growing within my dwarf holly and I cannot dig it out without digging out the holly as well. The thorns are painful if you accidentally brush against it.

Any ideas on what this is and how to get rid of it?

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RE: Weed/Vine ID please! Vine with set of 5 serrated leaves

Looks a lot like a vine called Virginia Creeper, used in landscapes. Makes a very nice vine on walls or trellises. The leaves turn a beautiful red in the fall, then goes dormant for the winter. It grows an extensive root system and is very difficult to get rid of once well established. However, if you use some full strength glyphosate, not the ready-to-use mix but the stuff that is 40% or more active ingredient, you can use a cotton glove or paintbrush or sponge and coat new sprouts when they come out of the ground. This allows you to miss getting your holly by accident, and it will take the vine out but may need a couple applications as regrowth appears. The Roundup won't hurt the holly as long as you don't get any on the holly leaves even though their roots are close together.

Your other alternative is to continue doing what you are doing now--keep cutting it off everytime some growth appears out of the ground to prevent any photosynthesis and gradually starve the roots out.


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RE: Weed/Vine ID please! Vine with set of 5 serrated leaves

It's not Virginia Creeper, which does not have those nasty thorns. Looks like a bramble, to me.


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RE: Weed/Vine ID please! Vine with set of 5 serrated leaves

I am trying to ID a vine that looks just like the leaves shown here, but my vine has no thorns. grows over fences, along the ground, up trees.


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