Man Eating Plant!

Asked May 16, 2019, 3:18 PM EDT

Please help us identify this weed and remove it for good! We have removed it as a vine as long as 40 feet. It grows straight up until it finds something to attach itself to. The vine has thousands of stickers and thorns. We have been fighting this weed for 3 years as it "pops up" elsewhere after cutting it low to the ground and dousing with brush killer.

Douglas County Nebraska

1 Response

The pictures are blurry but I am pretty sure this is catbrier, also known as Greenbrier. See link for further description and control information. It will likely take a number of treatments, and even years, to get this under control due to the rhizomes the vine produces underground.


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