sweet potato vine

Asked July 12, 2018, 9:23 AM EDT

Something stripped the leaves of my sweet potato vines over night. The stems are there but the leaves are completely gone. The plants are in tall urns and on the ground. Also ate my hostas.

Prince George's County Maryland wildlife vines flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials eaten leaves

1 Response

Rabbits will eat some of those plant leaves, but given their location, and that it happened quickly, we'd suspect deer. (They think hosta and lilies are candy!)

Here is our wildlife photo gallery. Click on the Deer tab to learn more:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/nuisance-wildlife

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