Mysterious vine (with more photos)

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Date Photo Taken: July & August 2010
Location: Decatur, GA
Posted By: sheslostcontrol


Earlier this year I graded my backyard for a garage. To cover the red clay I scraped topsoil from another part of the yard and put on top of the red dirt. This is where my garden is now.

Months later I started seeing little vines appear all over the garden. They appear and grow relatively fast. Some plants (if I let them go that long) develop smallish, spindly purple flowers. They pull up from the ground very easily, but often “hide” in my bean rows until they take over a plant.

I never recall seeing this vine in my backyard before disturbing the soil.

Quite positive it is not kudzu, as I have compared new kudzu shoots and this vine, and the two look very different.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Looks like a variety of morning glory.

    August 15th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
  2. John Henry Unregistered says:

    I have the same vine and would love to know what it is. The county extension agent said it was night shade but all night shade I have found is not the same. Arkansas

    August 11th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
  3. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    my friend and plant genius Shannon Pable ( says it is smallflower morning glory

    August 12th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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