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Name: Mac
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McCannon
May 31, 2017 1:37 PM CST
This grows under the cedar trees along a fence line. Moderately dry soil, and no direct sun. 30 miles east of St. Louis. Thanks in advance Thumbs up
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islander
May 31, 2017 2:55 PM CST
Do you have a picture?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 3:11 PM CST
Mac, it might be common English Ivy:
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
http://extension.illinois.edu/...
http://extension.illinois.edu/...

It apparently grows almost everywhere! Smiling I think it's even considered invasive in some areas.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
May 31, 2017 6:23 PM CST
Thanks for your replies. Sorry, I guess I had a brain cramp and forgot to attach the pic. Here it is:
Thumb of 2017-06-01/McCannon/22e6e5
I wouldn't consider it invasive here. Very little of it climbs, and I think maybe the winter stunts it's growth. As I mentioned, the soil is fairly dry too. I took about a dozen cuttings and planted them in potting soil in 2" pots. All have new growth and most grown 2 to 3 inches in less than 3 weeks.

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 6:30 PM CST
That sure is pretty but I don't know which one it might be. Hopefully someone will be along soon and recognize it to be able to give you an exact ID.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 31, 2017 9:07 PM CST
Its not an ivy but is intrigingly familiar.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
May 31, 2017 9:51 PM CST
Thanks @plantladylin and @Daisyl. Here's a pic of the newly sprouting cuttings that I took off of it. It climbs on trees like ivy.
Thumb of 2017-06-01/McCannon/c52799

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islander
May 31, 2017 9:59 PM CST
Euonymus, maybe Euonymus japonicus.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
May 31, 2017 10:06 PM CST
Thank you @islander. I'll look that one up Thumbs up .
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Frillylily
May 31, 2017 10:26 PM CST
it is vinca. invasive. it has small purplish flowers in the spring. It is very difficult to eradicate once established. There may be different varieties, but here is a link to similar as you have if not the same thing.

Greater Perwinkle (Vinca major 'Maculata')
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 31, 2017 10:33 PM CST
Vinca was my first thought also but this plant has serrated leaves. Not Euonymus either - its climbing a tree. Smiling
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
May 31, 2017 10:40 PM CST
It doesn't flower either.
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islander
May 31, 2017 10:49 PM CST
Euonymus climb trees, fences, etc. I've seen one completely cover a house downspout.
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Silversurfer
Jun 1, 2017 2:31 AM CST
Euonymus fortunei is a climber.

http://climbers.lsa.umich.edu/...

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Jun 1, 2017 8:28 AM CST
FWIW, A few more pics. And it still doesn't flower or produce pinkish seed capsules.
Thumb of 2017-06-01/McCannon/7f98b2
Thumb of 2017-06-01/McCannon/756887
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Frillylily
Jun 1, 2017 9:28 AM CST
Yes it does appear to be a Euonymus, the do climb. but are not necessarily invasive like the vinca vine. I don't think they flower.
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Jun 1, 2017 9:37 AM CST
So it's some variety of Euonymus that doesn't flower. Sounds good to me. I would say what I have isn't invasive. It has spread very little in the last 15 years, which is part of the reasoning behind my taking the cuttings. I'll mark it "solved" unless someone has a different opinion. Thanks to everyone for the help.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2017 6:36 PM CST
Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei) is found in Illinois! Maybe you haven't seen blooms because of lack of light or nutrients?
http://www.illinoiswildflowers...
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
Image
McCannon
Jun 1, 2017 7:00 PM CST
Thank you @plantladylin, That might explain why it doesn't flower or spread. The plants are either in full shade, over the summer, or get just a little evening sun. The picture of E. fortunei on this link is the closest I've seen to what I have growing. http://www.missouribotanicalga...
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We should learn from them!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2017 7:05 PM CST
That one looks right for your plant! Thanks to @islander and @Silversurfer for recognizing it!
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