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.
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. :-)