one looks like a grape, the other just a hardy ole vine climbing a wire from the house to the shed.
the third is a small tree looking plant that has a bizarre winged structure.
Thx for any answers, always enjoy learning about the plants in my little acre.
SOLVED: a few backyard vines
The first one is Smilax and the third one is Ulmus alata (Winged Elm) but I can never remember the name of that dang little melon vine.
#2 is strangely familiar….Wondering if it is one that I think I know as a wild cucumber vine…?
That's it Tom! A creeping cucumber…Not the wild cuke that I was thinking of! Thanks…Spot on! But regardless, you'll want to rid yourself of it! :-)) I'm still pulling this one that I have out! :-)
This message was edited Sep 27, 2012 2:57 PM
The back of my brain was saying "it starts with M-E-L, like melon, you dummy"... I guess it was right.
#3 is, i guess Euonymus alatus
I would agree with plantfreak that #3 is Ulmus alata and not a Euonymus because of the alternate leaf arrangement and the deep serrations on the leaves.
plantfreak, however, clearly has no idea what she's doing...