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As a comment about Alamo Vine (Merremia dissecta), plantladylin wrote:

Also known by the common name of Cutleaf Morning Glory, this semi-woody climbing vine is considered to be a pest weed here in Florida. Found in upland sites throughout the state, this perennial vine dies back to the ground in winter, but as soon as spring arrives it will begin to re-sprout, sending out twining tendrils and climbing anything nearby. Growing to 14 feet in height, it was first discovered in the Caribbean, but it has been introduced to other tropical regions around the world. The Noyau Vine is an attractive ornamental with large flowers of 1 1/4 inch to 2 1/4 inches long and wide. Flowers each consist of 5 petals fused together at the base to form a funnel shape and are white with a reddish-purple throat. The attractive leaves of Noyau Vine are 4 inches wide, 7-9 lobed, deeply cut, and palmate in shape. The fruit is a green pod of approximately 3/4 inches in length, turning brown and splitting at maturity and usually containing 4 smooth black seeds.

"Noyau" means "kernel" in French and refers to the nut of the bitter almond. The plant is said to have an almond fragrance and taste, and is used as a condiment in some cultures.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Nov 19, 2015 11:31 AM CST
This looks like a lovely vine, but in my zone it would have to be treated as an annual. Does it grow quickly enough to use as an annual?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 19, 2015 11:37 AM CST
woofie, at our old house, a neighbor had it in her yard and it grew very quickly but everything grows quickly in Florida; it was like another pesky Morning Glory Tievine (Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba) that used to take over everything in my yard. I'm not sure how it would do as an annual in other zones.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Nov 19, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Thank you for the information! I do love vines and this sounds like it might be worth a try. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 19, 2015 11:46 AM CST
You are very welcome and I hope you find a source for it and that it does well for you!
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