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Old Aug 5, 2008, 6:36 PM   #1
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Help!
Can anyone help me identify this vine? It is extremely voracious! It was taking over the back yard when I bought my home in 2006. I have tried and tried to kill it without any luck. I have tried to find info on the web regarding this but, can't find anything. Anybody know what it is and how to get rid of it?
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Old Aug 5, 2008, 8:08 PM   #2
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GW it is a type of Morning Glory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_glory

They are everywhere!

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Old Aug 5, 2008, 8:25 PM   #3
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Hey Dennis, Thanks for the reply:!:

That was what I thought at first but, the more I checked the more I thought I was wrong. I haven't found any other example on line that shows the same flower, color or shape.:-? If it is a morning glory, is there a way to eliminate it? I have seen this thing grow 3 feet overnight!:shock:
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GW, I wouls physically cut it back as far as possibly then round up theheck out of it!

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Old Aug 6, 2008, 5:18 PM   #5
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Thanks Dennis,
I'm not sure if this beast originated in my yard or the neighbor to the rear of me. When I first moved in two years ago, it had taken over an area approximately 75ft wide and 15ft deep. The neighbor had a similar area and the rear property was two to three times as bad and was growing twenty ft up into a dead tree. I cut it all back to the fence and as far as I could reach over the 3ft chain link fence in back. Then I took a machete and cut all the roots and main stems growing on my property. Then I dumped a gallon of round up concentrate all over the area. At first I thought it was going to work, most everything that was left on the rear property turned brown and wilted. About a month later it was all back and encroaching on my side again! I have been keeping it at bay for the past year and a half. The funny thing is, yesterday when I went outside to get a better look at the flower to see if I could make a positive ID online, it was all gone! All four properties that were affected were bare! The property (this was a rental home) must have paid someone to clear it all out. Now all I need to do is keep it that way.
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