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Aug 25, 2018 2:36 PM CST
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Simi Valley, CA, USA (Zone 9b)
Any ideas what this might be? The leaves are trifoliate, but I know for a fact that it's not poison ivy.

Toxicity information would also be helpful.

Thanks in advance!

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Aug 25, 2018 3:47 PM CST
Name: Janine
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Cissus of some kind?
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Aug 26, 2018 11:21 AM CST
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janinilulu said:Cissus of some kind?


Possibly, but I can't find much on that genus. It does look like a type of grape, except that ours has never flowered or produce fruit that I know of within the last 10 years at least. Maybe it will be different this year since it's getting regular water.
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Aug 26, 2018 11:34 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Compare to this one:
Sorrelvine (Cissus trifoliata)
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Aug 26, 2018 12:37 PM CST
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purpleinopp said:Compare to this one:
Sorrelvine (Cissus trifoliata)


I've considered this one, but I've never seen it lose its leaves, unlike other grape vine we have.

Also, the leaves are never lobed and always the same shape. There are also soft, small spines along the edges of the leaves where the veins terminate.
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Aug 26, 2018 1:04 PM CST
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Other grape vines are likely Vitis, or some kind of Parthenocissus, so comparing to them may not be relevant if your vine is not one of those.
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Aug 26, 2018 2:25 PM CST
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purpleinopp said:Other grape vines are likely Vitis, or some kind of Parthenocissus, so comparing to them may not be relevant if your vine is not one of those.


I was just comparing the "deciduous" part. I've never seen it lose its leaves.
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Aug 26, 2018 4:58 PM CST
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This one looks close:
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Aug 27, 2018 2:31 AM CST
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I grew that as a houseplant in the early '70's.. Cissus rhombifolia. Although I recall seeing some bloom in greenhouses, mine never did...I was just starting to learn about plants, so it was probably abused and potbound. *Blush* If yours is outside in S. Cal, you may be rewarded.. I don't recall the flowers being anything special..
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Aug 27, 2018 12:44 PM CST
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janinilulu said:This one looks close:


That's it! Cissus rhombifolia. Thanks both of you! The picture really helped.
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Aug 28, 2018 3:48 PM CST
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Excellent! There are more pics here: Grape Ivy (Cissus alata)
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