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Vine ID

I was wondering if anyone knew what vine this is. It has leaves just like my morning glories, but hd small little white flowers during spring, and hasn't had any since. Now it looks like it's getting ready to drop seeds. It's kind invasie, but I actually want to spread it around our fences. Chain link looks much better draped in green, and these vines do extremely well in the Texas heat. How will I know when the seeds are ready?

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vine ID

I don't know what your vine is and I'd be a little careful with things that are "kind of invasive." But in the meantime most seeds will turn brown when they are ready.

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Re: vine ID

rainbowgardener wrote:I don't know what your vine is and I'd be a little careful with things that are "kind of invasive." But in the meantime most seeds will turn brown when they are ready.
My wife and I are moving out of her mom's house around september. We've been helping her out because she has real bad back problems. Because of that, she can hardly water her plants, or even take care of her garden much at all. She wants alot of flowers and plants to keep her yard nice, but I need lots of pretty much no maitenance plants. These vines, are never watered, never taked care of, and flower atleast once which is nice. They pretty much only survive on the fences since they need somewhere to grow, so they're not too invasive but they keep her fences(where they're at atleast) looking nice and green.

There's plenty of these seeds, so I'll take some now, and some when they're brown and plant both. One will win, but either way I only need a couple to cover the rest of the fences.

Any clue as to what they're called? The vines that is.

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I have one of these vines in my front yard and I don't know what it is either. I thought it looked like some kind of ivy and since I'm not sure what poison ivy looks like, I left it alone.

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not poison ivy

I don't know what it is, but I can reassure you it is definitely not poison ivy, which has generally mitten shaped leaflets in sets of three.

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I think it ended up gettin and ID in another thread, Blue Milkweed if I remember correctly.
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I don't think this one is blue vine/honeyvine milkweed.
Leaves - Leaves are opposite (2 leaves per node), 3 to 7 inches long, deep green, smooth, waxy, and thin. Leaves have deep, heart-shaped bases and elongated, pointed tips. They attach to the stem by way of long, slender leaf stalks (petioles).
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Fruits & Seeds - Seed pods are 3 to 6 inches long, smooth, green, and usually paired. Pods split open along one side when mature releasing numerous seeds. Seeds are brown, oval, flattened, horseshoe-shaped, and have a tuft of silky-white hair attached to one end
https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/singlerecord.asp?id=600#

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hmm.. maybe it isn't. Everything else from the other thread made it seem like it was, same leaves, same unimpressive flowers, and ugly seed pods. Now I noticed it's got the wrong seeds. Everything but the seeds and possibly the white milky sap is the same as the milkweed, now I'm just confused as to what it is. :(

Oh yeah, it this thread by the way: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18763
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Did you read the [url=https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/singlerecord.asp?id=600#similar]Similar Species[/url] part of the Ohio State link I posted?
Could yours be the Annual Vine Wild Buckwheat (Polygonum convolvulus) ? Do those fruits turn into triangular capsules?

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Don't think it's any of the vines listed on that page, as the seeds are round and green, with a random red one every 50 or so, and they fall to the ground still green. It's got the same leaves, the tiny white flowers commonly associated with milkweed, bot leaves more like bindweed. I can easily tell the bindweed's part as they're all flowering now, and this vine is just dropping the green seeds.
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