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westplains missouri u.s.a. (Zone 6a)
plantguy1981
Oct 14, 2018 5:46 PM CST
this stuff is growing up a fence not sure what it is any help would be appri

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plantmanager
Oct 14, 2018 5:51 PM CST
It reminds me of the Cypress vine. See what you think.
Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2018 6:01 PM CST
It does look like Cypress Vine!
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DaisyI
Oct 14, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Did the photo get edited out?
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plantmanager
Oct 14, 2018 6:57 PM CST
That's strange. The pics and part of the message is missing now.
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westplains missouri u.s.a. (Zone 6a)
plantguy1981
Oct 14, 2018 10:53 PM CST
plantmanager said:That's strange. The pics and part of the message is missing now.


not sure why the photos disappeared i put them back on tho
westplains missouri u.s.a. (Zone 6a)
plantguy1981
Oct 14, 2018 10:55 PM CST
DaisyI said:Did the photo get edited out?


not sure what happend but i put them on again
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vitrsna
Oct 15, 2018 9:29 AM CST
I am also reminded of Ipomoea quamoclit. But i am not sure what climate you are living in. If you are living in Ontario, Canada it probably is not. If you are living in a more temperate climate, very well could be. Looks like it could use more sun. The flowers are white or red generally. The leaves can grow nice and bushy and the flowers small and abundant. A very pretty vine given the right conditions. Smiling
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plantladylin
Oct 15, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) is an annual that readily self seeds and will naturalize in warm climates.
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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2018 11:32 AM CST
65793 is the zip code for Willow Springs, MO. @plantguy1981, could you update your info? I know you listed your zip code but it just adds another layer of detective work when we are attempting to assist you.

It does look like a Cypress Vine but why isn't it blooming?
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vitrsna
Oct 15, 2018 12:44 PM CST
Good question @Daisyl that's one reason why i thought it looks like it needs more sun if it is what we think it is.

@plantladylin just a note that in my climate it is a perennial and blooms all year. There are many plants that are annual in one climate but are perennial in my climate. AND they self-seed themselves. The good news is that the seedlings are distinctive and easy to ID so it is easy to keep them from becoming invasive by pulling the little buggers up. Smiling

It is too bad we don't know in what climate this vine is trying to grow. Sighing!

According to the database it can survive to temps 10-15 F (zone 8a) as an annual.
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purpleinopp
Oct 15, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Beverly, Thanks for your comment!!

Taking a perennial to a place where it can't survive perennially does not make it an annual (though it is a good reason to sell them that way when sold where not hardy to avoid any confusion.)

Those who live where a particular plant is not hardy can know that their efforts to save an out-of-place perennial are worthy, vs. the futility of trying to save a true annual anywhere. One clue is when "annuals" have a hardiness zone. True annuals are not hardy anywhere.

The info in the database here about I. quamoclit seems like it could use some editing, to change "annual" to "perennial" and I wonder if someone in Z8 is really having the same plant survive over winters or is seeing seedlings of new plants? I also wonder why someone indicated a maximum zone of 10 if that is not the warmest available zone. Truly tropical plants don't have a maximum zone. Clearly Z10 is not the highest zone...because if it is ...dear, sweet Beverly has fallen off of the earth! ;)

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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2018 3:10 PM CST
Oh Darn! I liked Beverly.
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purpleinopp
Oct 16, 2018 7:24 AM CST
LOL!! I can't wait to hear more when she has a minute for forum'ing!
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vitrsna
Oct 16, 2018 10:46 AM CST
You two are hilarious Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing

About the zones, well to be fair, they are USDA zones, which only recognize US climates (although some people in parts of San Diego and Florida and maybe Hawaii claim zone 11), whereas i recognize up to zone 13 which is in Yucatan (not to be confused with Yukon) and places in Central America. I do not know if there is a zone 14...maybe nothing grows there and that's were it stops. But i can't fault the USDA because their mission only includes the US and they are a govt agency. When i am viewing the db details, sometimes i will make an edit change or sometimes i will make a comment.

As for perennials and annuals there is confusion even within the US between places, say between Maine and Florida but it seems to me the description depends on climate, but maybe i just made that up. I see there is a learning library...maybe i should take a look to see what it says.

On a final note, i have been meaning to tell @DaisyI how much i like the thought expressed on her profile "Not all who wander are lost". I think it is my favorite one, it always makes me happy to see that.

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purpleinopp
Oct 17, 2018 7:24 AM CST
There are warmer zones than those which are present in the US. The way a plant behaves in its' native habitat are its' true characteristics. A true annual can't stay alive indefinitely anywhere.

The distinction between annual and perennial is not in confusion, but when perennials are sold where they can't survive perennially, they are sold as annuals to avoid unrealistic expectations.

But knowing whether a plant is a true annual or just a perennial out of range is the key to not wasting ones' time and efforts. When someone has a perennial plant outside of the range of conditions where it can survive outside perennially, it can theoretically be kept as a potted plant. If it is a true annual, no set of conditions or regime of care will keep it alive indefinitely.

Not everyone is interested in trying to save a plant, but for those who are, this is the most critical piece of information to have.
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pattydavenport
Nov 2, 2018 7:53 AM CST
Cypress vine. Hummers like it,but it's very invasive. Seeds fly everywhere when you pull off the dead vines in winter.

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