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Jun 20, 2016 10:06 AM CST
I have a plant growing up the side of my cedar sided home. It has fuzzy "grabber" areas the attach to the wood and climb under the siding. I've tried to get rid of it and it will not die. It's extremely hardy and sends up shoots all over the area, which is very invasive to the other plants nearby. Could you possibly identify this plant and help me get rid of it, or transplant it to a more appropriate site please?
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
Jun 20, 2016 2:10 PM CST
Bad eyes and tiny pix, but check peppervine -- Texas is having this one growing crazy this year. You didnt mention where you are..
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Jun 20, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Looks like Trumpet Vine to me. Yes, it's very vigorous. It will have lots of bright orange trumpet shaped flowers later in the summer if you let it stay.

To remove it, you're going to have to cut and tear it down, cut it off at ground level, and then when it sprouts up again, spray the new leaves with a weed killer. You might have to take some sandpaper to those little grippers, they really stick!

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Jun 21, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Thanks for the quick responses and great advise!

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