Plant ID forum: Is this poison ivy?

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bballtwenty2
Oct 22, 2016 1:57 PM CST
-For the longest I thought this was poison ivy and have been trying to kill it. It is primarily were box hedges are/were.
-Today a family member said they were "trumpet creeper."

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sooby
Oct 22, 2016 2:10 PM CST
Welcome! Definitely not poison ivy and it does look like trumpet creeper, Campsis radicans. Some pictures of the leaves:

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plantladylin
Oct 22, 2016 2:32 PM CST
I agree, not poison ivy and it does indeed look like Trumpet Creeper/ Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
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bballtwenty2
Oct 22, 2016 2:44 PM CST
Awesome! Thanks for the responses. Nothing to be worried with!
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porkpal
Oct 22, 2016 5:24 PM CST
Depending upon where you live, you may need to keep an eye on it. Trumpet vine can really take over in warm climates.
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bballtwenty2
Oct 22, 2016 7:26 PM CST
porkpal said:Depending upon where you live, you may need to keep an eye on it. Trumpet vine can really take over in warm climates.


Yes it seems to have exploded within the past year! Is there anything bad about it? Should I kill it?
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Horntoad
Oct 22, 2016 7:31 PM CST
bballtwenty2 said:

Yes it seems to have exploded within the past year! Is there anything bad about it? Should I kill it?

It's an attractive native plant but very aggressive. Once it gets establish it can send runners underground for 40 feet or more and pop-up anywhere. I have been battling it for years and if I had to do it over again there is no way I would plant it.

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bballtwenty2
Oct 22, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Horntoad said:
It's an attractive native plant but very aggressive. Once it gets establish it can send runners underground for 40 feet or more and pop-up anywhere. I have been battling it for years and if I had to do it over again there is no way I would plant it.



Thanks for the response! Guess I'll start digging up. I'm not the biggest fan of using round up.

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