Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Apr 30, 2013 9:35 AM CST
My mom is growing this vine; she said it was given to her from my cousin who uses it for medicinal purposes. She told me the name in Chinese but what's the English name? The rhizome looking thing is eaten in a couple of years but she eats the leaves now. The leaves are succulent type; kinda thick. Thumb of 2013-04-30/piksihk/8f42b1

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 1, 2013 9:11 AM CST
Is it possibly Fo Ti?...which would also be fallopia multiflora or polygonum multiflorum.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
South Texas (Zone 9a)
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Justin
May 1, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Compare to Anredera cordifolia

http://www.eattheweeds.com/anredera-cordifolia-pest-or-food-...

https://www.google.com/search?q=edible+vine+chinesse&oe=utf-...

If yes, it is naturalized from Florida to Texas. Also in southern California and in Hawaii.
In some country Australia, New Zealand, South Africa it is an serious invasive plant. Also in Hawaii.

For Australia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L7GBMF2NU4

If it is Anredera cordifolia is good to not dispose to the garbage the young plant or part of plant. This is a way to disperse non native plants.

USDA mentions three species of Anredera in US (area, shown only for two species)

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ANRED

but only two described in Flora of North America

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=1...

The other Anredera vesicaria I think it is native in Texas. (?)



Justin
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 1, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Oh, that's interesting...it does have the 'air bubils'......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
Lilies Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Bulbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Clematis
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piksihk
May 2, 2013 7:33 AM CST
Justin, I think you're right. Thanks.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther

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