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Unidentifiable vine
Unidentifiable vine  
A vine has appeared on our fence that we haven't seen before. It has these little grape shaped accessories. Some are green and some are a bluish green color. The leaves look similar to those on a grape vine. The "fruits" don't grow on clusters like grapes, though, rather in a line down the vine. Small yellow flowers appear to precede the "fruits."

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Hi Justin,

That's creeping cucumber (melotheria pendula).  When the fruit is green, it tastes just like cucumber.  The fruit turns black when completely ripe, and is then inedible.  It's also called "mouse cucumber" and Guadalupe cucumber.
Thanks,
Susan

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Susan Tabor

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Entomology,plant pathology, agronomy, native plants, useful and edible plants,medicinal plants,landscape design and installation, plant taxonomy and identification, cultivars and varieties, Botany, nutrient deficiencies, plant recommendations and troubleshooting.

Experience

35 years as a professional horticulturist and landscape contractor. I have a network of contacts at leading universities and with acknowledged experts in the field. I've restored the landscapes of several plantations, 2 Governors mansions and owned/managed 3 nursery/garden centers. I discovered a new subspecies of Emelia in 1997. I've locally introduced several native or volunteer species into mainstream landscape design.

Publications
Morning Advocate The Register Better Homes and Gardens All Experts - Approx 1996-97

Education/Credentials
Louisiana State University - horticulture David L. Hoffman - California - phytotheraphy

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