Any idea what this vine is?

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Date Photo Taken: 05/06/2013
Location: Duluth Ga
Posted By: Dkosel0131

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This is growing on the hill in my backyard. It seems to grow by attaching itself to a tree. It’s thorny stem with a single leave? If you know hat it is, any idea how to get rid of it? Thanks in advance

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  1. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like one of the many types of Smilax. If you figure out how to get rid of it, let us know. I pull mine up constantly and it always comes right back.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilax

    May 6th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
  2. kerhome@bellsouth.net Leaf Lover says:

    It looks like a Smilax. Check out http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/smilax-id-and-control/

    May 6th, 2013 at 3:43 pm
  3. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Some types of smilax have edible young leaves and shoots and the roots can be used to make a tea or a thickening agent. But unless you can verify that it’s Smilax rotundifolia I would not eat any of it. It’s really a PITA to kill though. Good luck! I have several in my yard that I’m currently working on…

    May 8th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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