Plant ID forum: Help identifying this creeper/vine

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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Aug 20, 2016 5:40 AM CST
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this creeper that is growing at my parents' place (USDA Zone 9b in rural Victoria). I planted it when I had a garden as a child (probably 15-20 years ago). Mum thought it might be a variety of Black-eyed Susan, but I'm not sure - it doesn't quite match photos I've looked up online (especially the shape of the leaves and lack of dark centre).

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Any ideas?

Kind Regards,
Joshua.
Name: Paul
Nullawarre, Victoria,Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia
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vanozzi
Aug 20, 2016 6:17 AM CST
G'day Josh, is it "Hibbertia Scandens" Or Snake Vine? --nope, but it might be Cat's claw creeper (Dolichandra unguis-cati)?
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 20, 2016 6:22 AM CST
Could it just be a Yellow Jasmine?
Porkpal
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Seed Starter
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Australis
Aug 20, 2016 6:23 AM CST
Hi Paul; thanks for the suggestions, but I don't think it's either of them. The shape of the flower and lack of aerial roots would seem to rule out Dolichandra unguis-cati. Hibbertia Scandens is closer, but the centre of the flower is different, as well as the petal count.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Seed Starter
Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography
Australis
Aug 20, 2016 6:27 AM CST
Thanks porkpal - it might be a yellow jasmine - just had a quick look and it looks similar to jasminum humile. Will need to have a closer look, but this is a strong contender.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 20, 2016 8:04 AM CST
It reminds me a bit of Winter Jasmine:

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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Seed Starter
Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography
Australis
Aug 20, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Thanks Lin. I've just done a bit of looking at the varieties of jasmine and suspect it's Primose Jasmine (jasminum mesnyi), as it fits the following:

- Grows as a creeper/vine/climber up a tree
- Height is around 3 metres
- In flower now (late winter)
- Evergreen
- Unscented

It's also rooted itself in a few places (as per the comment on the Primose Jasmine in the database).

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 20, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Primrose Jasmine looks like a perfect match ... lovely plant!
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