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Florida Gardener
07-12-2011, 11:06 PM
Can't find a pic online. It has shiny leaves with thorns and when you pull it by the roots it looks like a potato....also, will gly kill it??
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Ric
07-12-2011, 11:16 PM
Can't find a pic online. It has shiny leaves with thorns and when you pull it by the roots it looks like a potato....also, will gly kill it??
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Not sure about Gly, But a thing-a-macbob and whatchamacallit might work.

Florida Gardener
07-12-2011, 11:18 PM
Dangit, I don't own either of those....do you know what weed I am talking about though??
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Ric
07-12-2011, 11:21 PM
Dangit, I don't own either of those....do you know what weed I am talking about though??
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Chris

FYI This time I was joking.

No I have no idea what weed you are talking about. Take a picture and post it.

Florida Gardener
07-12-2011, 11:26 PM
Chris

FYI This time I was joking.

No I have no idea what weed you are talking about. Take a picture and post it.

Ric I know, so was I. I'll get a pic and post.
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Keith
07-12-2011, 11:42 PM
I bet it's a greenbrier of some kind that you are describing. A brush-rate of Roundup and a good surfactant will work if there is big clump of it with lots of leaves. Usually that is not the case. It likes to grow up right in the middle of hedges.

Is this it?

http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/hot_topic_four.shtml

Interesting way of delivering a herbicide in that link

GatorinFla
07-13-2011, 12:36 AM
Interesting way of delivering a herbicide in that link

I've got that crap in my gardens, I pulled the bulbs a while back, and it's coming back again, of course.

But now I've got a new way to exterminate it.....thx thx.

bug-guy
07-13-2011, 04:55 AM
http://njaes.rutgers.edu/weeds/full.asp?greenbriar

Florida Gardener
07-13-2011, 06:29 AM
Keith I believe this is it. The leaves are different on ones I've seen but the link does state that. Thanks. Anytime I need an obscure weed I'd you def know what it is!
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Ric
07-13-2011, 07:52 AM
I bet it's a greenbrier of some kind that you are describing. A brush-rate of Roundup and a good surfactant will work if there is big clump of it with lots of leaves. Usually that is not the case. It likes to grow up right in the middle of hedges.

Is this it?

http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/hot_topic_four.shtml

Interesting way of delivering a herbicide in that link

Keith

Thank you for pointing out the delivery method. I am not sure I will ever use it, but it is interesting. I find Garlon 4 does a great job using the stump cut method on controlling vining plant. My method is to use a new PVC glue can with lid dabber to store and use Garlon 4. I just cut the vine and then open the can to use the lid dabber to paint the stern end. You can purchase the brand new empty cans at most all irrigation supply houses.

tillerstick
07-13-2011, 09:55 AM
I have had great results doing a similar application method. Cutting a 10-12 inch stem and putting it in a cup of straight glyphosate. (A small disposable plastic cup with a lid and straw hole works well.) Just stick the stem through the hole for the straw. Make sure that the cup is marked though. Certainly there is an idiot somewhere that will think, " Damn, I'm thirsty. That is one good lookin cup of something!"

FLAhaulboy
07-13-2011, 02:38 PM
Can't find a pic online. It has shiny leaves with thorns and when you pull it by the roots it looks like a potato....also, will gly kill it??
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We call it "potato vine" because the tuber bulb is like a potato. I'd recommend using a brush killer, though gly might work but doubt it. Cut it down to ground level, then let it sprout some tender leaves, then spray it.

bugsNbows
07-13-2011, 04:16 PM
Sounds like smilax. It's a nasty one...don't think Glyphos will zap it without extended effort (could be wrong though).

olive123
07-13-2011, 04:29 PM
smilax...paint with garlon...smoked

greendoctor
07-14-2011, 03:44 AM
Garlon or Crossbow for vines. No need to spray, just paint on a basal bark strength dilution.

RAlmaroad
07-14-2011, 05:19 AM
In our region that vine is a "Saw Briar". If left unchecked those potato looking nodules will grow and multiply. I've seen places where it looked like a field of sweet potatoes had been dug. Many many pounds. Herbicides will only get the leaves and leave that "Potato" root alive. A method we use is to wick the vine by placing the vine in a coffee can with your gly or crossbow with below amount AI.giving the plant a chance to die a slow death; (Got some relatives that could use one of these). Cover the coffee can with lid and brick to hold it in place. The vine will take the chem into the root and in a month or so everything will die. Works super well on poison ivy also. Who ever said Similax genus is correct. Hope this will help--Roy

Ric
07-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Keith

Thank you for pointing out the delivery method. I am not sure I will ever use it, but it is interesting. I find Garlon 4 does a great job using the stump cut method on controlling vining plant. My method is to use a new PVC glue can with lid dabber to store and use Garlon 4. I just cut the vine and then open the can to use the lid dabber to paint the stern end. You can purchase the brand new empty cans at most all irrigation supply houses.

I really want to make a point about how easy the Glue Can applicator is. It is the right wrench to fit a lot of different Nuts & Bolts. BTW I add Tracking Dye to my full strength Garlon 4 in my RTU Dabber Can.

BTW when you add Diesel fuel to Garlon 4 as per label instructions, It has about a 4 hour Mixed life. Therefore I only put straight Garlon 4 and Tracking Dye in my Dabber can.

South Florida Lawns
07-14-2011, 10:01 PM
There's an even nastier vine that I'm dealing with. Skunk vine, it gets in all the hedges and lirope pretty much everything, wraps around branches and takes over. I dig it out by the roots but it just multiplies. Total pain in the ass. Might try the floral water pick and herbicide.

Florida Gardener
07-14-2011, 10:18 PM
I've come to realize that all weedy vines in Florida are a pita to get rid of and are a huge nuisance. The only easy one to eradicate that I have come across is balsam apple.
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greendoctor
07-15-2011, 12:58 AM
There's an even nastier vine that I'm dealing with. Skunk vine, it gets in all the hedges and lirope pretty much everything, wraps around branches and takes over. I dig it out by the roots but it just multiplies. Total pain in the ass. Might try the floral water pick and herbicide.

We have tons of that pest here as well. The only thing that kills it is Triclopyr(Garlon). It laughs at RoundUp.