Mystery Vine

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Date Photo Taken: 07/11/2013
Location: Benson, UT
Posted By: 4Jojo

Notes:

I live in a very swampy area of the Bear River in Northern Utah. This vine started showing up about 10 or 15 years ago. It has pointy leaves a lot like a maple tree leaf. It flowers small white flowers around June and at the end of summer its berries turn red. If you touch the plant it gives off a stench. It has killed off many poplar trees and overtaken fences.

COMMENTS

  1. sabrinaclough Apprentice says:

    Except for the stench part, it’s consistent with wild grapes, like muscadines or scupernogs. Try one after they turn red this fall

    July 12th, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare to pepper vine. It is grown in some of the Northeastern states but Northern Utah would seem to out of its comfort zone. http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/vit/ampelopsis_arborea.htm
    and
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=amar5

    July 15th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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