Mysterious vine

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Date Photo Taken: June 2, 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. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    sure would like to see a flower…would help a lot

    August 6th, 2010 at 10:23 am
  2. a Girl and her Tractor Registered says:

    I’ll take more pictures this evening & post – thanks.

    August 6th, 2010 at 10:28 am

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