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So this vine climbs my fences, Rose of Sharon, grape vines, tomatoes, black raspberries and everything else that it can get its stem on.
I don't think it is Honeyvine( Cynanchum laeve) or Milkweed Vine(Morrenia odorata), be cause the leaves are alternating , not paired.
The sap is not milky, and even though I thought it had "milkweed" type pods, I now think that the pods are marble sized with buckwheat like seeds and the "milkweed pods" are from a relatively minor population of Honeyvine.
I will try to attach some pictures, but if I am unable to, does my description match bindweed?
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Bind Weed Seedpod?
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Bind Weed Leaves?
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It looks like it could be related to the weed we call bindweed here in Colorado, but not exactly the same. It definitely looks like a morning glory family plant. What are the flowers like?

Warning: if it is bindweed, you have got one of the worst weeds on earth. Solarization, sheet mulch, tilling, digging, pulling, grazing, even herbicide: nothing kills bindweed.
 
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Those leaves are a 'definitely some kind of bindweedy thing' in my book.
My commiserations, it's a sod of a thing.
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The shape and veining on the leaves don't look like bindweed to me, but it's so variable and I know nothing of eastern plant variations.
Look at p 42, Dioscorea oppositifolia or cinnamon vine in this PDF, see what you think.
 
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Thanks for the feedback, I will follow those links!
 
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