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Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

one looks like a grape, the other just a hardy ole vine climbing a wire from the house to the shed.

the third is a small tree looking plant that has a bizarre winged structure.

Thx for any answers, always enjoy learning about the plants in my little acre.


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Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

The first one is Smilax and the third one is Ulmus alata (Winged Elm) but I can never remember the name of that dang little melon vine.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

#2 is strangely familiar….Wondering if it is one that I think I know as a wild cucumber vine…?

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

#2 looks like a Melothria sp. - not sure which one.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

That's it Tom! A creeping cucumber…Not the wild cuke that I was thinking of! Thanks…Spot on! But regardless, you'll want to rid yourself of it! :-)) I'm still pulling this one that I have out! :-)

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Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

The back of my brain was saying "it starts with M-E-L, like melon, you dummy"... I guess it was right.

Bridgewater, MA(Zone 6b)

I would agree with plantfreak that #3 is Ulmus alata and not a Euonymus because of the alternate leaf arrangement and the deep serrations on the leaves.

Bretten, Germany

gregr18, I think, you are right.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

plantfreak, however, clearly has no idea what she's doing...

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