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Viney weed Id please

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. tillerstick

    tillerstick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    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!"
  2. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    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.
  3. bugsNbows

    bugsNbows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Sounds like smilax. It's a nasty one...don't think Glyphos will zap it without extended effort (could be wrong though).
  4. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    smilax...paint with garlon...smoked
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,999

    Garlon or Crossbow for vines. No need to spray, just paint on a basal bark strength dilution.
  6. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,253

    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
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    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.
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    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.
  9. 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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  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,999

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

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