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I was talking to someone this morning, she said that when she lived in California she had a climbing lily of the valley. I have never heard of that, can't find it on the net or in my books, anyone have a guess of what she was talking about? I doubt it's actually the same species, probably a look alike, but I have no clue here.

My mom's eyes lit up when she heard this, she loves lily of the valley, and I have been looking for good/unusual climbers for an arbor, would LOVE to look into these if they exist.

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I did some searching and I can't tell you what that person was referring to as climbing lily of the valley. There are no climbers that are referred to as climbing lily of the valley. Perhaps she got it from one of those companies that sell plants with "cutesie" names instead of botanical or even common names being used.
 
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Or she looked at it and guessed by what it looks like. I couldn't find anything either.
Thank you Dr RedHawk :)
 
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WHOO! Points for Tyler Ludens!

Interesting, it's of the Solanaceae  family, which includes potatoes, tomatoes and purple thorny bastards.... I'll find out more before I see if I want it around, that family is half awesome, half invasive horrible things. Looks like I'd have to find it a warm spot here or it would freeze out, if it's a problem plant that could be useful.

Thank you!! :D
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It's so weird that the first reference I found was the article from 1910!
 
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