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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    09 / 16 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Roswell

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    GB3558

Notes:

This vine is a volunteer. The leaf is similar to an ornamental potato vine but has small fruit between the size of a golf ball and a tennis ball. It also seems to have runners and pops up several feet away.

Comments

  • Jennifer Registered says:

    Added bonus – the leaves are the sole food supply for the caterpillar of the American Gulf Fritilliary butterfly. In my garden, a vine can be covering a shrub one day and eaten almost to the ground the next. Gotta love it!

    September 30th, 2015 at 4:50pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    When the skin on the fruit gets thin and wrinkly, and the fruit separates from the vine at at a touch (or very easily) you can suck the pulp off the seeds for a tasty treat. The vine, on the other hand, can be quite aggressive so you may have some trouble controlling its spread. The flowers are gorgeous through the summer and the bees love them.

    September 18th, 2015 at 10:26am

  • Witchazel Master Identifier says:

    Looks like a passion vine, or Passiflora incarnata. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_incarnata

    September 18th, 2015 at 9:53am

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