Identifying Unknown Plants/Invasive Vine ID

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I would love to know what this pesky vine is. Obviously carried by birds, it takes over everything. Roundup doesn't slow it down, even with an accelerant and surfactant added to the mix.

Thanks,

Bill

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Hi Bill,

That is Pepper Vine (ampelopsis arborea).  I know what you mean about roundup not slowing it down much - I'm fighting it at my house, too.  It has long underground runners, and killing the above ground parts merely causes it to pop up somewhere else.  It can make vines too big for loppers to cut, and any root pieces left underground form new vines.  You really have to declare war on it - try and get as much of the root as you can, and keep pulling and spraying.
Good luck!
Susan

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Susan Tabor

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I can identify most weeds, ornamentals,and wild plants by description or photo. If it is completely unknown to me, I can usually type info into a botanical search engine and find it. I am familiar with unusual plants from all over the world.

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Thirty-five years of research and experience in horticulture.

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