Plant ID forum→Backyard vine, 1 of 2

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Silver Spring, MD
May 19, 2020 3:03 PM CST
With my kids at home and beautiful weather here in Silver Spring, MD, my wife has been encouraging us to clean up the yard. I've come across two unwelcome vines, and would like to know more about them (even as I am inclined to remove them from my property). Your help identifying them is appreciated.

The picture below shows samples of the two vines side by side, taken yesterday (mid-May). This post concerns the vine on the LEFT of the picture, I'll make a second post for the other one.

The vines come off easily. Although I've found this plant on several trees around the yard, it doesn't seem to grow very large, that is, not covering the whole plant it was growing up on. But in at least one place the vine formed a dense clump.

Thumb of 2020-05-19/Foxtrot/a4afa9

Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
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May 19, 2020 4:21 PM CST
The left one is English ivy. Rather difficult to get rid of, but not impossible.
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
May 19, 2020 5:48 PM CST
The one on the right looks like Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), an undesirable non-native invasive plant. Definitely one to remove!
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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May 20, 2020 3:47 AM CST
Welcome! I would get rid of the ivy, too. Very invasive.
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