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Sorry I don't have pics. We had a very delicate vine that volunteered in our fence last year. It grows when it is warmer outside, and has a ivy like leaf. The vine has tendrils holding it to the fence. It produces a fruit that is the size of a thumb ( to the first joint) and lis like a mini melon w/ cucumber seeds. The seeds start off a light green w/ striping then turns a deep almost purple when ripe. the chickens went nuts for them. They would jump up to pick them off the vine.

The vine reminds me of a cardinal climber. and the ivy leaves are like a turkeys foot and rounded.

I hope someone can help or I will have to try and get a pic next year.
 

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is it passion fruit? there is another thread on this board that talks about passion fruit. check it out.
 

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is it passion fruit? there is another thread on this board that talks about passion fruit. check it out.
No, the leaf shape is exactly like english ivy, but smaller,more fragile, and not as glossy. The vine itself is much thinner than passion fruit, almost threadlike.
I have no idea what it's called, but I know exactly what the OP is talkin' about. The stuff is a pain for our lawn maintenance crew, and will swallow up an azalea hedge before ya' know it.
 

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No, the leaf shape is exactly like english ivy, but smaller,more fragile, and not as glossy. The vine itself is much thinner than passion fruit, almost threadlike.
I have no idea what it's called, but I know exactly what the OP is talkin' about. The stuff is a pain for our lawn maintenance crew, and will swallow up an azalea hedge before ya' know it.


EXACTLY! I can't for the life of me find it. I know we also have passion fruit, but this is not it. The fruit is a mini melon on a vine and the leaves are very rounded and not jagged like some ivy. None of the plant id's have helped. I am assuming it is not native.
 

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EXACTLY! I can't for the life of me find it. I know we also have passion fruit, but this is not it. The fruit is a mini melon on a vine and the leaves are very rounded and not jagged like some ivy. None of the plant id's have helped. I am assuming it is not native.
I can't find it, either, and yep, it seems live half of the stuff i Mississippi is Japanese. I'll keep lookin'.
Oh, well.....at least the chickens eat it. Any of 'em interested in a lawn maintenance position?
 

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No, No spikes This is very delicate like morning glory and grows just as fast. grows around the same times. the ground must be warmer when it sprouts.

It is a very pretty vine and the friut in the inside does look like cucumber seeds and there is a smell to the fruit.

I really hope it is not invasive because it is a vine I would really like to have. It didn't spread all over the pasture but it did come back were it had been the year before. Chickens were nuts for it once it had ripened.

I will say that it is very easy to kill. Roundup is very hard on it. It is so delicate that a quick brush against the ground will kill it.
 
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