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Plant Identification: SOLVED: unknown vine in Alabama woods

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JulieQ
Bella Vista, AR
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2013
6:53 PM

Post #9501887

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

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JulieQ
Bella Vista, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2013
6:02 AM

Post #9505114

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.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 2, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9505169

Have you investigated if it's a Clematis?

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9505721

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

May 3, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9506463

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 ????

purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2013
7:04 AM

Post #9506501

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

May 3, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9506570

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!


JCalhoun
Saraland, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9506759

Maybe process of elimination? I can tell you it is not blackberry, coral honey suckle, Carolina jessamine, muscadine, Virginia creeper, or poison ivy.
Opalie
Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9506783

We progress !
Cymodocee
Chennevières
France

May 3, 2013
10:53 AM

Post #9506787

Wattakaka sinensis ? Have the flowers perfume ?
Opalie
Saint-Jean-sur-Riche, QC
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9506982

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.



growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 3, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9506994

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

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2013
3:44 PM

Post #9507102

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".
JulieQ
Bella Vista, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9507302

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.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 3, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9507336

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. :-)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2013
8:28 PM

Post #9507369

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

May 4, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9507948

Woodvamp vine.

Because big hugs for trees ?
JulieQ
Bella Vista, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9510656

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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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 6, 2013
5:11 PM

Post #9511021

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.
JulieQ
Bella Vista, AR
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2013
7:28 AM

Post #9513115

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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