Its common names include moth plant, white bladderflower, common moth vine, cruel vine and false choko.
Galium triflorum (also known as cudweed, sweet-scented bedstraw, and fragrant bedstraw)
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:How about Glechoma hederacea, AKA creeping charlie? If it gets out of control, you can eat it! If you want to use it for tea, wait for the flowers... harvest about 4 inches of the tips, a bunch of them and brew it up. Yum. I think it does poorly as a tea without the flowers.
It does fine under Pinetrees. I don't know if cypress is friendly to it or not. I like it.
bruce Fine wrote:the problem is trying to eradicate the invasive species. the roots become entangled with roots of large mature trees. the ones I have that look just like grapes when I cut it back at the base 3 or 4 more grow back where the re was just 1 previously.
maybe some experts have some advice how to get rid of these problem vines.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:We're in an endless battle with bindweed, but it's mostly a nuisance. Sounds like some of you folks are battling the spawn of Godzilla. Yikes.
BTW, reading the title of this thread, I thought it was about battling Internet trolls. Shows you where my brain is.
William Bronson wrote:I was able to completely eradicate bindweed from growing in large swaths of my yard by letting chickens have the run of the place.
Eric Hanson wrote:Antonio,
I don't have your particular vining weed, but I do have Japanese Honeysuckle which is terribly invasive by me. What has worked for me is to pull the vines out, roots and all, and keep pulling till I find the "center", or main taproot that sprouted out all the vines. I don't know if you are in a position to so so, but for me, pulling just a few feet of JH was not enough. I had to pull every single part of the weed to get it under control. I had a similar issue with poison ivy. Perhaps super-aggressive pulling in combination with some smothering shade could work for you? Like I said, this has worked for my weeds, but mine are not yours and I can only hope this will be of some help.
Good luck and I hope you can get that stuff under control.