Here's two pictures of the vines I was posting about a month ago...
There may actually be more than one type of vine, but, these leaf
shapes are the most prevalent...
I'd appreciate if anyone could identify this, it's an unwanted plant
that's growing on our property, from the property next door.
Effectively, it's a network of underground and barely-surface vines.
Diameters seem to range from reasonably slender (thinner than my
pinkie) to thicker around than my thumb (and I have thick thumbs :)).
They're sort of 'woody' looking, with a thin layer of 'bark', or outer
skin of some sort. When snipped in half, they're a very clean white on
the inside, with no rings of color. The bark/skin is similar to the
texture of a very young sapling tree (thin and easy to 'peel' off).
Very sturdy roots several inches into the ground, about every 4-5
inches along the length of the vines in/on the ground.
The vines will grow 'up' and climb around any items that they're given
the chance to cover. In that case, they will produce shiny lighish
green leaves (very small). They'll spiral around other plants (which
will kill said plants as several individual shrubs in a short hedge
have been killed by this wrapping).
The spiraling shoots seem to be a secondary product of the vines.
Really, what they do is just cross and recross the dirt
(non-driveway/concrete-covered) parts of our yard. Because they grow
just under the surface of the soil (1" or so of dirt over them), or,
along the surface, we didn't really notice they had effectively
extended an interconnected 'net' of vines over our entire yard, till
we tried to pull up 'some', and suddenly determined they were all
What I'd most like is targetted information on how to kill the vines.
I did keep track of the previous answers, I'm just hoping for more
information that will directly apply to this situation.