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Plant Identification: SOLVED: weird wild vine

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wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #8114659

Here are the roots coming from the stem I cut last spring. I thought the rest of the vine would die off and I'd just pull it out.

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wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #8114662

But the roots grew down and into the soil.

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wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #8114671

It's like a succulent leaf, grows like a virginia creeper but it's easier to break.

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victorengel
Austin, TX

September 22, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #8114684

I'm not sure what that vine is called, but I've seen mustang grapevines do the same thing -- growing roots two feet down from a severed trunk into the soil. That's obviously not a mustang grapevine. I thought I'm mention it though. Apparently, that's not so uncommon a survival technique.
victorengel
Austin, TX

September 22, 2010
2:19 PM

Post #8114688

Maybe Cissus trifoliata or rhombifolia?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54583/

This message was edited Sep 22, 2010 3:23 PM
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #8114708

so close there victor, I'm checking family members



here's roots!
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/131085/

This message was edited Sep 22, 2010 4:36 PM
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8114731

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/186179/


This more mature leaf may look like this picture if I fed it and potted it up. It's growing in the back yard somewhat out of control.

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wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
3:13 PM

Post #8114793

The C. rhombifolia looks the closest from what I've seen so far. I think my leaves are thicker, more succulent, though.
I'll leave it open and investigate more. And I'll go check the ones in the back yard, see what's going on.

Thanks victor, for your quick reply.
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2010
8:04 AM

Post #8116242

well, it's going in a pot, I'll feed it and see what happens.
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #8169342

Now this is getting more interesting. It's got to be the trifolate, when I found these tubers I knew from cactuslovers photos. Can't wait 'til it flowers.

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wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2010
8:17 AM

Post #8169347

It hasn't rained here in like a month and these plants were doing wonderful.

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rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 22, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #8169403

Seeing the bulbs (probably not the correct botanical term) makes me think of Rhoicissus tridentata, Bitter Grape or Bushman's Grape.

Bill
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8569043

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/72636/
or
http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/subs/ibe-lin-sub.asp
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/912/

I'm still waiting to see any bloom or fruit.
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2012
11:23 PM

Post #9269566

Cissus incisa
Cissus trifoliata
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61655/
Thanks, victorengel

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