Plant ID forum: ID this vine, please

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 21, 2016 6:51 PM CST
Found this vine in the flowerbed. I didnt plant it. Often find wild Morning Glory. But the leaves on this one are much bigger.
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These two sweet potato vines are in pots above it. But the vine looks nothing like them.

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 21, 2016 11:00 PM CST
It could still be a morning glory. Some have leaves shaped like that.

Check out Ipomoea hederacea.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 22, 2016 8:04 AM CST
I don't think it is morning glory. I have seen similar vines here, but they bloom in bright pink clusters. Has yours bloomed?
Porkpal
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 22, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Are there any flower buds yet? And can you get more pics?
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 22, 2016 9:31 AM CST
@porkpal
Do you have Coral Vine (Antigonon leptopus) in mind?

I grabbed these photos from the database. I have some little ones now and the new growth is yellowish as it first emerges (like in the 3rd photo here), then turns green. I'm not sure these are the same as in the one in question, but they might be. Are any growing in the area? It doesn't survive winter here, but I think it's considered invasive in south Texas. I've never noticed that myself. I've only seen it growing as a neglected plant on alleys and empty lots, but it does drop seed which will come up easily enough.
Donald
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 22, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Yes, Donald, that is the vine I whose name I could not remember. It does survive winters here and could be considered invasive as it is growing over trees and along several power lines in a nearby neighborhood.
Porkpal
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 22, 2016 11:05 AM CST
If you look at the 2nd pic, you can see almost tri-lobed leaves. That's what's throwing me.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 22, 2016 11:40 AM CST
L think those are the sweet potato.
Porkpal
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 22, 2016 8:55 PM CST
I;m sorry for the photo confusion @Zencat. Those were the only vines nearby. They hang above the unknown vine that doesn't resemble it at all.

Coral Vine, it is! I tip my hat to you. Must have been gifted by a bird? Or? I don't see Coral Vine anywhere in the neighborhood or in the forest. The main flowering vines in the forest are Trumpet Vines, and Dew Berry Vines. I don't have any flowers on it. But I did discover a 2 ft vine to accompany the 4 ft vine I found. I don't see any tendrils. And there are roots that have formed where the vine touched the ground. I suppose it needs support to climb. I do like the look of it and have a wrought iron fence in part sun where it can grow and give us some privacy. How invasive is it? Should I put it in a planter beneath the fence to prevent spreading? Or does it just reseed quickly?
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 22, 2016 9:15 PM CST
I don't know how invasive it is. I've seen this growing from Austin and south, south east and south west from there, but it's always either been in a yard or a spot that's been more or less abandoned where it has been left to do it's own thing. I've never seen it growing outside of those situations where it had originally clearly been planted and cultivated. To me an invasive plant is one that moves and spreads in all kinds of places. Honeysuckle along the banks of a stream, for instance. Or Kudzu in the south. I think for them to be considered invasive, they must be introduced plants which are not native. To me mesquite is an invasive plant, but since it's a native I don't think it's classified as invasive. Remove established trees and disturb the shrubs and grassland in my area and those plants won't return easily because mesquite will move in and take over. To me invasive has to do with the behavior of a plant. If you are finding it coming up with no discernible source, then that is probably invasive behavior. On the other hand, if you haven't been seeing it in a lot of places, then it may not be rampantly invasive. Sure looks nice when it blooms.
Donald
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 23, 2016 7:00 AM CST
I think you are right, Donald, what I have seen is clearly out of control but was probably originally planted on purpose.
Porkpal

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