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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 25 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Bremen

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    marycreid

Notes:

This is an invasion vine which grows in a semi shade area of our yard. My husband insists that I transplanted it from somewhere. It is taking over. What will kill it? Or should we just let it become ground cover?

Comments

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    You don’t want that invasive thug to get any more established. Yes it’s vinca, and you may have brought it in, but… It may have Found it’s own way in… Invasive means… That it invades. I’d dig it out and keep digging it out. Like Japanese honeysuckle, that stuff is really tenacious, and we have to stay after it, lest it kill everything native in its path.

    April 27th, 2015 at 9:41am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s a blue periwinkle (Vinca minor). I’d let it become ground cover. It IS rather invasive, but will also grow where grass won’t. If you insist on killing it (or just need to keep it at bay somewhat) a glyphosate weed killer will help. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/stop-periwinkle-spreading-85868.html

    April 27th, 2015 at 8:59am

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