Win a copy of For the Love of Paw Paws this week in the Fruit Trees forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Plant Id:Bind Weed?

 
gardener
Posts: 2485
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
179
forest garden trees urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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?
20140519_235455.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20140519_235455.jpg]
Bind Weed Seedpod?
20140519_231758.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20140519_231758.jpg]
Bind Weed Leaves?
20140519_235605.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20140519_235605.jpg]
Bind Weed Seeds?
 
pollinator
Posts: 1559
Location: Denver, CO
60
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
steward
Posts: 3999
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
97
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Those leaves are a 'definitely some kind of bindweedy thing' in my book.
My commiserations, it's a sod of a thing.
bindweed podcast
 
steward
Posts: 1191
Location: Torrey, UT; 6,840'/2085m; 7.5" precip; 125 frost-free days
120
goat duck trees books chicken bee
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
William Bronson
gardener
Posts: 2485
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
179
forest garden trees urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks for the feedback, I will follow those links!
 
Always look on the bright side of life. At least this ad is really tiny:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
http://woodheat.net
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!