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Old 05-14-2015, 09:23 PM
 
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thanks Woodrow LI. hopefully "two trains on the same track" have lead to collusion, consensus, and co-operation on helping the o.p.. and NOT collision, conflict, and confusion in our answers, LOL!!! yes, "skinny vine" (and "big white flowers") tends to point pretty strongly to this particular plant. if indeed true, "oregonwoodsmoke" might well want to strongly consider trying to remove it ASAP. don't think i'll ever be able to remove the bindweed that's totally entangled in my penstemon bed (though the white flowers do actually go well with the red flowers of the penstemons---when they aren't trying to smother them!!!)
Ugh, I accidentally transplanted some bindweed into a few beds. I've had good luck plucking the vines near the base in order to starve the roots.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Here's another vote for bindweed. The home in which I've lived for the past 23 years was a rental that I owned before moving in after a divorce. When I moved here in October '92 those things were everywhere but especially around the foundation and fence line. I soaked the ground where they grew, then pulled them out. The following year spring only a few showed up. I pulled them and haven't had a problem with them since.

I imagine weed killer would have gotten them, but I wanted them gone immediately, and the end of October isn't the best time for weed killer to work well. It's likely weed killer that's kept them at bay since living here, however.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Mandevilla is most commonly a pink flowering vine (ranging from dark to light pink shades), but white ones are available, too. Very pretty. Mandevilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 05-15-2015, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Mandevilla is definitely sub-tropical. Anyway it looks like we have a winner...
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Clematis?
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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Clematis?
That was my first thought.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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I didn't know bindweed's flowers got big. Practically not a weed anymore with big flowers!
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Not Clematis.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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Sounds like those flowers from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (The 70s version.)
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Re-reading, it seems that this "field bindweed" must be in the same family as Morning Glory. It looks very very similar to me.
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