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Weed that looks like a grapevine but there's no grapes on it

post #1 of 27
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This stuff grows wild in our yard and seems to be impossible to kill. I thought it might be something to transplant around one side of the chicken run for shade but I don't know if it's safe for them to eat if it goes inside the pen. DH calls it grapevine but there are no grapes or flowers or anything on it. But it looks just like a grapevine and has the tendrils that hang onto anything in their path. Any idea what it is?

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post #2 of 27

Kudzu maybe?  idunno

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post #3 of 27

Impossible to say without a pic, but my best guess wild grapevine, which doesn't produce grapes.

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post #4 of 27
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Here are some pictures of it. In the last two you can see how it hangs onto things (that is our air conditioner unit).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/gale2/IMG_2698.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/gale2/IMG_2699.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/gale2/IMG_2700.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/gale2/IMG_2701.jpg

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post #5 of 27

Looks like my wild grapevine in SC. hmm Gets all over everything and takes over.

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post #6 of 27

we have them thangs all over the Park 'round here...grapeless grapes.

post #7 of 27

I don't know how far north it grows, but sounds like kudzu.  If it is kudzu there is nothing that will kill it or eat it.  Kudzu does have yellow flowers on it I think once a year.  Google kudzu or kudzu vine and see if that's it.

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post #8 of 27
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hmm if it's invasive I don't want to spread it around our place. Is there another vining plant that we can buy that would be good to plant outside the run? Something the chickens can eat safely but also something that can grow near the poop?

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post #9 of 27

Doesn't look like kudzu at all, it's a wild grape vine.

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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post #10 of 27

Yeah, that doesn't look like kudzu.  It does look like grapevine.  Maybe you can start making grapevine wreaths lol

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