Strange Vine

Asked June 26, 2018, 12:33 PM EDT

There is a vine I never saw before. The vine is strangling other plants. The leaves have 5 points in it

Anne Arundel County Maryland

4 Responses

Is it possible to send photos of the vine? You can attach 3 digital photos to this question. That would be most helpful. Thanks.

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Can you please identify the weed? I never saw it before, but this year it is everywhere. It is strangling everything including itself

Can you please identify the weed? I never saw it before, but this year it is everywhere. It is strangling everything including itself

It looks like you have two different vines there. The one with the 5-pointed leaf is English ivy. The second plant, shown in your third photo, looks like Oriental bittersweet. Both of these are non-native, invasive vines. You can learn more about them by reading the following links:

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/english-ivy

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/problems/oriental-bittersweet

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