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Old 05-02-2003, 10:42 PM
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I've got a newcomer to the yard in at least two locations but I haven't
figured out what it is yet.

It's a vine with lots of little thorns on the stem. The leaves are spade
shaped,smooth edged, alternate, mottled green on the top, solid green
underneath. Up to 3" long, about an 1 1/2" at the base ending in a
point. The older leaves are changing to browning green.

Any ideas?

Kate
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:32 PM
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On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:42:20 -0600, kate
wrote:

I've got a newcomer to the yard in at least two locations but I haven't
figured out what it is yet.

It's a vine with lots of little thorns on the stem. The leaves are spade
shaped,smooth edged, alternate, mottled green on the top, solid green
underneath. Up to 3" long, about an 1 1/2" at the base ending in a
point. The older leaves are changing to browning green.

Any ideas?


You might look up Sweetbriar or Cat Briar.
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:49 PM
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Do a search for Smilax. There are many spiny species in the genus.


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On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:42:20 -0600, kate
wrote:

I've got a newcomer to the yard in at least two locations but I haven't
figured out what it is yet.

It's a vine with lots of little thorns on the stem. The leaves are spade
shaped,smooth edged, alternate, mottled green on the top, solid green
underneath. Up to 3" long, about an 1 1/2" at the base ending in a
point. The older leaves are changing to browning green.

Any ideas?


You might look up Sweetbriar or Cat Briar.



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Old 06-02-2003, 01:59 PM
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On Thu, 06 Feb 2003 12:49:19 GMT, "Cereoid+10"
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Do a search for Smilax. There are many spiny species in the genus.


Frogleg wrote
On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:42:20 -0600, kate
wrote:

I've got a newcomer to the yard in at least two locations but I haven't
figured out what it is yet.

It's a vine with lots of little thorns on the stem. The leaves are spade
shaped,smooth edged, alternate, mottled green on the top, solid green
underneath. Up to 3" long, about an 1 1/2" at the base ending in a
point. The older leaves are changing to browning green.

Any ideas?


You might look up Sweetbriar or Cat Briar.


You are quick, Cereoid. I mixed up Sweetbriar with Greenbriar and went
on a web hunt:

http://www.weedalert.com/weed_pages/...greenbriar.htm
http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/weeds/wee...ame=greenbriar
http://ceres.cals.ncsu.edu/wetland/l...s.cfm?s_id=101
http://ceres.cals.ncsu.edu/wetland/l...s.cfm?s_id=103
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrol...us/sglauca.htm

Whatever it is, it climbs like crazy, is very nasty to pull out, and
seems to start in the most inaccessible places. Such a nice name for
such a noxious weed.
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Old 06-02-2003, 03:30 PM
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Frogleg wrote:

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrol...us/sglauca.htm


Whatever it is, it climbs like crazy, is very nasty to pull out, and
seems to start in the most inaccessible places. Such a nice name for
such a noxious weed.


This is the closet match but the leaves are the wrong shape (definitely
arrow or as one book described, spade shaped) and a darker green. The
leaf shape is reminiscent of bindweed, but a much more elegant looking
leaf, more slendor, poised, mottled as if by an artist - like it went to
finishing school. g The leaves aren't waxy.

Thanks to you both - the search continues!

Kate


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Old 06-02-2003, 03:36 PM
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Frogleg wrote:

On Thu, 06 Feb 2003 12:49:19 GMT, "Cereoid+10"
wrote:

Do a search for Smilax. There are many spiny species in the genus.


Frogleg wrote
On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:42:20 -0600, kate
wrote:

I've got a newcomer to the yard in at least two locations but I haven't
figured out what it is yet.

It's a vine with lots of little thorns on the stem. The leaves are spade
shaped,smooth edged, alternate, mottled green on the top, solid green
underneath. Up to 3" long, about an 1 1/2" at the base ending in a
point. The older leaves are changing to browning green.

Any ideas?

You might look up Sweetbriar or Cat Briar.


You are quick, Cereoid. I mixed up Sweetbriar with Greenbriar and went
on a web hunt:

http://www.weedalert.com/weed_pages/...greenbriar.htm
http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/weeds/wee...ame=greenbriar
http://ceres.cals.ncsu.edu/wetland/l...s.cfm?s_id=101
http://ceres.cals.ncsu.edu/wetland/l...s.cfm?s_id=103
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrol...us/sglauca.htm

Whatever it is, it climbs like crazy, is very nasty to pull out, and
seems to start in the most inaccessible places. Such a nice name for
such a noxious weed.


My grandmother called it "cut toe" and it is a horrible weed.


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