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Identify this vine?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bigjoedo, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Can anyone identify this vine. I has 5 leaves so it isn't poison IVY, Sumac or Oak. Thanks


  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Virginia Creeper...............has pretty flowers on it also!
    Don't be alarmed...........alot of people are afraid of its looks!

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    often confused with poison ivy, but it is harmless
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Take that vine and follow it back to the source, which is usually in a flower bed or along fence rows. Cut most of the leaders off or down just above ground level, and take some round-up in a tin can. Use a foam paint brush......the 1 inch wide one will do, and paint some of the chemical on the plant stalks and on the leaves. Make sure that the round-up has the sticker in it to keep the chem on the leaves and them stalks. The stuff will start to wither back in about 2-4 days. If the stuff starts to come back, go to lowes and look for the Poison Ivy killer--It has Triclopyr in it and do the same thing on the vine. Make sure that you read the label and do not apply these chems to your lawn area unless specified on the labels. I do these techniques along the fence rows and in flower beds if backpack spraying isn't an option.
    This plant is so often mistaken as poison Oak and Ivy it isn't funny! We get more calls to kill this stuff because the person is rashed out and hiving. HEEHEEHEH! We will go over and see that it is Creeper and prune it back. The seeds are dramatically spread by bird droppings, as these vines are usually in our customer shaded back lawns near tons of wildlife. The poison oak and ivy does too!!
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,053

    It is a nice vine for covering a wire fence or to screen-out an unsightly view. Viginia creeper.

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