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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Vine with strange seed pods

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Saladbowl
Katy, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2007
6:59 PM

Post #4065470

This vine is growing over everything in the forest behind my land in the Texas Hill Country. I wish I had pictures of it when it flowered but just noticed it. The pods look very much like a cucumber but have a milky-white liquid coming from the stem end when cut and the pods are hard, woody and full of seeds. It seems to be pretty invasive.

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nitejasmine
Buffalo, NY

October 10, 2007
3:25 PM

Post #4068299

it almost resembles a milkweed.I believe part of the solanum family.that would be my best guess.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
12:41 AM

Post #4070025

Now this is interesting. I'll be watching and waiting.

:-)
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 11, 2007
12:52 AM

Post #4070086

I have no idea what it is but I love those variegated leaves! Can't wait to hear what it is!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
2:13 PM

Post #4071603

Hello,

Can't help but to ask more
about your plant, I'm thoroughly interested!

When you say the pods are woody and full of seeds, could
you tell us more about the seeds? Are they flat and papery,
fluffy and feathery, etc?

Karen Marie

Saladbowl
Katy, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2007
2:49 PM

Post #4071714

Thanks to"nitejasime" I do belive this is a milkweed, specifically Honey Vine. Try this link to see it better. This is another picture of the pods. I will try to take a picture of it when the pods open.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/68440/

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
2:53 PM

Post #4071725

Very cool, thanks, nite!

Have fun with your vine, Kgirl!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2007
2:57 PM

Post #4071732

I've this vine on my woodland backyard. Last year I've seen one seedpod. But so far this year I havn't yet. The leaves on mine aren't variegated. And the seedpod is smaller about the side of an okra, pictures above appear as big as a small cucumber? So far I haven't seen much straying seedlings, but when I do. Weed-b-gone will be needed. The seedpods are interesting though.

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