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A FB acquaintance desires to identify this vine that she said is invasive and in her neighbor’s yard in NY; it produces large star-shaped ‘fruit’ or ‘pods’ with cactus-like prickles on them. I have searched online everywhere and cannot find anything like it! Can you help me help her? Thanks!


  • Pete sasko Unregistered says:

    I grew cucumbers.and they grew so wildthis is what I ended up with.

    October 30th, 2023 at 7:12pm

  • sydney sheehe Unregistered says:

    I have this in my yard and have no idea what it is. When I try to look it up all that comes up is wild Cucumber but that isn’t a star shape.

    October 1st, 2023 at 2:09pm

  • Linda Lillegard Unregistered says:

    I found this on a pine tree in Omaha Nebraska. Metrosideros?

    September 16th, 2023 at 2:22pm

  • Linda C. Registered says:

    Thank you so so much! WOW. I think you’ve nailed it 🙂

    November 13th, 2015 at 8:25am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Metrosideros, you are da man!

    November 12th, 2015 at 4:52pm

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    Likely Sicyos angulatus.

    September 10th, 2015 at 5:47pm

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