SOLVED: unknown vine in Alabama woods

Bella Vista, AR(Zone 6b)

What is this vine? I am trying to decide whether it stays or goes. haha

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Bella Vista, AR(Zone 6b)

I am volunteering at a local park and doing restoration / clean up. I want to leave it if it is natural and not too much of a pest. We have already taken down several hundred pounds of English Ivy that was covering everything. Is this crossvine? I found that on a google search but I'm not sure.

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Have you investigated if it's a Clematis?

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

That plant appears to have simple leaves with opposite arrangement - with a terminal flower. That all says Hydrangea sp. to me, but I don't know any native climbing hydrangea species.

That doesn't match with Crossvine or Clematis, which both have compound foliage.

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Another vine with opposite leaves and terminal flowers growing in  Alabama, but which doesn't have a smooth but somewhat toothed margin.

Climbing euonymus, Winter creeper - (Euonymus fortunei var.radicans)

http://www.pariscotejardin.fr/2011/04/fusain-grimpant-a-l-assaut-dun-grand-arbre/

http://www.jardipedia.com/fiche_Euonymus-fortunei-var-radicans_3184.htm

So, maybe another close species ????

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Looked like leaflets of 3 to me, but I figured I was wrong. Just throwing something out there to get the ball rolling... it worked, the power of wrong.

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

It's great because the ball often stop with me !

So, check the leaves closely and come again to keep the brains wide-awake for a good id!


Saraland, AL(Zone 8b)

Maybe process of elimination? I can tell you it is not blackberry, coral honey suckle, Carolina jessamine, muscadine, Virginia creeper, or poison ivy.

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

We progress !

Chennevières, France

Wattakaka sinensis ? Have the flowers perfume ?

Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Dregea sinensis (Wattakaka sinensis) is not listed for Alabama, but maybe sold in nursery. The heart shape of the leaves and the inflorescence dont match.



Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Decumaria barbara http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/630/
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=deba4
Hydrangeaceae, it is.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Nicely done, growin.

Now I can saw I e-saw this in the wild. I've grown it as an ornamental in our parks, but am apparently not familiar enough with it to recognize it "free range".

Bella Vista, AR(Zone 6b)

Thank you all so much for not giving up on this one! I love that it is a native plant and I'm excited to know what it is... Decumaria Barbara.

If you are ever in Cullman County Alabama, come to visit the Clarkson Covered Bridge park and you can see it.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

What a cool looking bridge and park. Good job JulieQ. I`m glad the ID will help preserve this plant in it`s habitat in the protection of a park. From what I could find, this vine likes being seasonally wet or flooded, flowers only where it climbs but can clamber on the ground and somewhat attaches itself to deciduous trees. :-)

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Here's our first crack at growing Decumaria barbara in Seneca Park in 2007.

Looks like I need to get some updated pictures. These plants have clambered up on this stone wall at the gateway to the park - when misguided staff aren't weed-eating it down...

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Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC(Zone 5a)

Woodvamp vine.

Because big hugs for trees ?

Bella Vista, AR(Zone 6b)

The tree on the right of this picture has the woodvine climbing all the way up. There are about a dozen of these at the Clarkson Covered Bridge. at least.

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

That's such a picturesque location. If they haven't already, have some kinda "plants of the area" info sheet and maybe one of the woodvine with a label on it.

Bella Vista, AR(Zone 6b)

Great idea, growin. They don't have anything like that now, so I think that would be a real helpful addition.

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