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Old 05-19-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I have a plant that is beginning to climb up and onto everything it around me. Since I just moved into the NW Arkansas area, I am unfamiliar with it.

Help Identifying Vine Climbing everything-100_1037.jpg

In case there is any doubt, it is the one with the clusters of five leaves.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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Virginia creeper. Turns nice colors in the fall.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Virginia creeper. Turns nice colors in the fall.
About 300 of them seem to have lost their way,
and wound up out here in the Ozarks

I will have to get rid of most of them,
but since you put in a good word for
them, I will probably keep a few around.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:02 PM
 
Location: One foot in CT one in KS
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Just an FYI, some people are sensitive to Virginia Creeper a lot like Poison Ivy. They break out with itchy rash after handling. Better safe than sorry. FWIW we have tons of the stuff in KS as well and some when very young will start out with "leaves of three"...
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:37 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Just an FYI, some people are sensitive to Virginia Creeper a lot like Poison Ivy. They break out with itchy rash after handling. Better safe than sorry. FWIW we have tons of the stuff in KS as well and some when very young will start out with "leaves of three"...
Might be why I heard that poison oak has 5 leaves.
(I know now that it has 3 leaves)
Some in my family may have reacted to this,
and thought it was po because it climbs oak trees.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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It is very invasive.....and shoots up all along your yard or where ever it decides. It does have the most glorious dark red to almost burgundy color change in fall.

Here is a link:https://www.google.com/search?q=virg...dFmvoH3QpjhAM:
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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Kill it with fire! Well, invasive might be too strong a term, since Virginia Creeper is native to the US, but it is very aggressive. As Jan noted, it does have pretty fall color, however IMO the negatives outweigh the positives (which can be gained with better plants). Virginia Creeper is poisonous - it can irritate your skin, also don't eat it. It can kill other plants and trees. It grows fast and spreads easily.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Kill it with fire! Well, invasive might be too strong a term, since Virginia Creeper is native to the US, but it is very aggressive. As Jan noted, it does have pretty fall color, however IMO the negatives outweigh the positives (which can be gained with better plants). Virginia Creeper is poisonous - it can irritate your skin, also don't eat it. It can kill other plants and trees. It grows fast and spreads easily.
The guy who sold me this place left me a boat load of something similar to Round Up, so I will be misting it gently over the leaves of many of those plants (it only works well, if it gets on the green part of the plant).
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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USDA plant guide: Virginia Creeper

Regards
Gemstone1
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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the Virginia creeper on my property has roots up to 20+ feet long. I don't really mind them though, they're vastly preferable to the oriental bittersweet that I spend hours battling.
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