buzzcut
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vine id help.....

sorry unable to post pic---but, here's what i got:

appears to be vine, has bluish/ purple starshaped flowers with protruding bright yellow center. the blooms tend to curl back as they fade leaving the protruding yellow part quite obvious. btw, these blooms are rather tiny---I'm sure could fit on a dime easily.

leaves are heartshaped---and alternating on vine.

also, is a berry producing plant---although, they are green at this point.

this is first year i have noticed them. guessing it's a "wild" vine as i have noticed a few growing in the area---and in somewhat of shady area.

well, if this description made any sense, would appreciate some comments.

thanks for any help.

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Kisal
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You have given an excellent description of one of the vines known as Deadly Nightshade. That is a common name, and applies to more than one species. The berries of yours will be red, if I remember correctly. I think the other species produces black berries. :)
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thanks kisal!

that's what it is! deadly nighshade. never seen it around until this year---and, i am seeing it the more i look.

time to put on the "hazmat" gear and get rid of it. 8(

from everything i am reading now, you don't want it around.

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Although the vine is toxic, it isn't as "deadly" as most people think. Still, I pull it out of my yard whenever I come across it. :)
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