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Apr 30, 2020 2:47 PM CST
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Oklahoma City, OK
Good afternoon. Would appreciate some help identifying a wild vine that has grown along part of our fence. It is an annual - I think I'm using the right term. Leaves drop at winter and then comes back each spring. I'd love to know what it is and maybe get some more to put on some fence on the other side of our house. I'm not a plant person so wouldn't even know how to do cutting to transplant.

Appreciate your help! I've done a few searches and came up with Fox Grape, but....just not sure. This doesn't produce any grapes/fruit that I'm aware of. But, it sure grows fast and its a CLINGER for sure. I tried to use Pl@ntNet Identify website and uploaded these pics and it came back with Mustang Grape.
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Apr 30, 2020 5:57 PM CST
Good job at Identifying! You are correct, that would be a grape vine.
The reason you aren't seeing any grapes on it would be because the plant is a male. While most grape vines have both the male and female parts to pollinate and fertilize the flowers which then turn into grapes this one must only have Stamen (male plant reproductive system) and lack the Pistil( female plant reproductive system).The green "bean shaped" part you see hanging by the leaf in your first picture is the flower/fruit structure where the flowers would turn into grapes if it had both reproduction structures to Pollinate itself and do so. Hope that helps! Smiling
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May 1, 2020 4:18 PM CST
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Oklahoma City, OK
Thank you Josh! I knew they had to be some kind of grapevine, but it was throwing me that it didn't produce fruit. I knew fruit trees needed to pollinate to bear fruit but never really applied that to things like grapevines, etc. So much to learn.

Appreciate your response and help! I've watched some youtube videos on doing cuttings and growing them and going to try and do that with this plant. I'm not looking for grapes as much as I just like the vine and how quickly it grows and like it on my stockade fence.

Have a great weekend!
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