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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Plant or weed?

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heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2003
7:57 PM

Post #560486

I found this growing in a corner next to the building I live in. It looks like a type of ivy, is it? Could it be a stray cutting got tossed out and rooted? I took this pic 5-6 days ago, and just looked at the plant again outside. It is growing like crazy! It has doubled in size/length already.

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heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2003
7:59 PM

Post #560488

Here's a closeup of the leaves

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Baa

June 19, 2003
9:23 PM

Post #560554

It could be Ivy - Hedera helix http://images.google.com/images?q=hedera helix&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi
heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2003
3:42 PM

Post #561124

Thanks Baa for pointing me in a direction. This leaf shape on mine is slightly different than the pictures I've seen so far, but I'm going to do more research, since I don't know much about ivy. Looks like it could be a very invasive plant if not controlled.
Baa

June 20, 2003
6:57 PM

Post #561274

It's a young plant yet, Ivy has a number of leaf shapes throughout it's life stages. Of course, it could be another species but I wouldn't discount H. helix just yet.
heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2003
9:42 PM

Post #561374

See, I told you I didn't know much about ivy. Except that I like how it looks, and I tend to kill them in the house :( Guess I'll just have to watch it a while longer, and see if it changes. Thanks for the tip!

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