Mystery Yearly Vine

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Date Photo Taken: 10/1/2011
Location: Milton, Ga.
Posted By: granna5

Notes:

This vine has been coming up around a bush next to our garage for the last three years. The vine covers the bush entirely but does not hurt it. It does die back in the winter but re-appears in early summer. It will wrap itself around anything.Only needs one sprout to cover the whole bush it has taken itself to. It has the appearance of an asparagus fern. It blooms with a star shaped red flower. The flowers open up with the sun hits them and they close at night. What is it?

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Cypress vine: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=IPQU
    Some cypress vine points of interest: http://www.monticello.org/site/house-and-gardens/cypress-vine

    October 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm
  2. Monica Unregistered says:

    This is the cypress vine, I believe. The botanical name is Ipomoea quomoclit. It is a weed in my area and grows on fences, in bushes, all over flowerbeds. It’s a shame, too, because I’ve always liked the flowering.

    October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 am

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