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May 7, 2018 9:51 PM CST
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Springfield, Il
We have it all over our property growing up trees. Vines have aerial roots. Just doesn't looks like Ivy to me. Thanks
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May 7, 2018 11:20 PM CST
Name: Tofi
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Wintercreeper euonymus (Euonymus fortunei).?
May 7, 2018 11:33 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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There are a couple of comments posted with this plant that might interest you.
Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei)
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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May 14, 2018 1:03 PM CST
Long Island, NY (Zone 7b)
I have that all over my property too!! I thought it was poison ivy too but i'm 99%sure it is winter creeper
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May 14, 2018 1:24 PM CST
Long Island, NY (Zone 7b)
Did it start out with lighter leaves like in this photo? and then it eventually all turned dark green?

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May 14, 2018 1:28 PM CST
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Springfield, Il
Yeah Im pretty sure it is Winter Creeper after doing some more research. We have a ton of it growing up a lot of trees on our property.
May 14, 2018 4:16 PM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Definitely Euonymus.
Just for future reference do take a minute to look at this excellent link on poison ivy.
May 14, 2018 10:18 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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It's winter creeper and it gives me the willies to even think about it. I thought I had written a treatise on it but I don't see it in the comments. This is one nasty vine. If you clip it or pull it to rid yourself of it, be sure to get every single root. I didn't know that and ended up with giant shrubs taking over. Took me forever to get rid of the shrubs. And then it took me forever to get rid of all of the roots. I'm still a little paranoid that I might see it return.

Found my pictures. They're in the Plants Database listed as:
Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus')
The pictures show how it grew into shrubs and also the nasty roots.
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May 17, 2018 9:51 AM CST
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Springfield, Il
Thanks Flower Child. Yeah I have it everywhere. Going to take some time for sure!
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