I grew up calling this Monkey Vine. Anyone know the real name of it? Was
all over the woods in PA where I grew up, got some in my back yard in KY
Tempted to relocate it.
Not sure, but it looks like Celastrus (often known as bittersweet but
not the only plant which goes by that name). There is an native
American species (C. scandens), and an invasive (C. orbiculatus). The
two can be hard to tell apart, but the position of the flowers/fruit
seems to be the usual way:
Actually it looks like a grape in both the leaf, and because of the
stump the new growth is coming from.
If it is super aggressive then it may be Vitus riparia but there are
also other native grapes.
Assuming the growth is coming from that stump, yes that would argue
There also could be grape-style tendrils at:
Compare with something like:
I think I'm going to disclaim having sufficient knowledge to help much
on this one...
After looking at it for a while it does seem to be a grape style vine of
some kind.. I just don't ever recall seeing any fruit on them. Granted,
any fruit would have been 20 to 30' up in the trees it was attaching
itself to, but still don't remember any.
I'm going to let this one live for a while and see what it does... Maybe
build a trellis for it and train it up that instead of letting it climb
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