Unknown Invasive Vine Plant!

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Date Photo Taken: 07/02/2014
Location: Olathe, KS
Posted By: kittenwarrior

Notes:

There is a vine plant that was apparently planted a long time before I bought this house in one of the back corners. It has been mostly killed off from my yard, but moved over to my neighbors yard and is now climbing the fence back over into mine and coming up from the ground as well. This thing grows fast and will put roots into the ground from its vines. There are no fruits or flowers on it at all, just the vine and the leaves. I’m hoping to figure out what type it is and kill it if possible.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare with hummingbird vine (campsis radicans).
    While trumpet creeper tends toward aggressiveness, I’m not sure that calling a native plant “invasive” is correct terminology.
    Trumpet creeper is actually supposed to be there…
    The trick is…. Limiting its spread… When it grows across a garden bed… It sends taproots down from every joint, and it tends to be as difficult to dig out as that horrific invader… Chinese wisteria…

    Personally… I’ve always left it alone when it was growing against a tree that was large enough to support it… The hummingbirds always appreciated my thoughtfulness.
    Preventing it’s spread across the veggie patch? Leave enough room… Between the tilled soil and the rampant spreader.

    July 7th, 2014 at 8:56 am

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