Wildflowers: Colombia Vine

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  1. Pitter

    Pitter Active Member 10 Years

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    I would like to identify this vine with a dark redish stem. It has overwhelmed a section of garden. It may not be something native. Anyone know what it might be?
     

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The above link goes to a page for the species Smilax purhampuy.
    Please put plant names in posts. Just having a URL does nothing to bring up the thread on a search, either on the forums or in a search engine.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Sorry.
    Had no idea that posting a link alone was unacceptable.
    Will refrain in future from doing so.
     
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    Pitter Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you for that, appreciate but my plant seems to have opposite, not alternate leaves, also leaf design difference and stem color.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    "Unacceptable" wasn't the point. It's not nearly as useful as it could be when there is info that the internet can use.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Wendy, I am unclear as to what you mean.
    A link, such as one above, provides a name which can be further researched.
    Please clarify.

    And, yes, I was aware of dissimilarities between Pitter's plant and Smilax but thought the two bore enough mutual resemblance to provide a possible clue.

    Had also been looking at spp of Miconia found in central/South America.

    Good luck in your search.


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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Trying to id a plant from leaves alone is really hard.
    All plants flower/produce seeds/berries/fruit.
    May I suggest that you find something more on this vine that will aid an accurate id .
    I am positive that I have seen this plant before...but I cannot think where...or what it was.
    The twisted petioles are very distinctive.

    I have trimmed your pic to show detail.

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    Pitter Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you, I will look for more evidence.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I thought I replied to this yesterday. I love this system that keeps drafts of unsent notes.

    I'm pretty sure that search engines don't examine URLs, and even so, the name Smilax is not in the link string. If someone is looking up Smilax, even though you have provided a good link, no search engine will know that it's about Smilax. When you look on a sub-forum postings page, you can see that some older posts have a lot of views. No-one is scrolling through, for instance, Plants ID, looking at all the postings. People get here long after the original posting date when they do a search and their search word is in a posting. I could see the upshot of your posting with just the link, when then Pitter might just say - "Yes, that's it", with the result that this thread would never come up on a query, will never be of use beyond the immediate question and answer.

    Another occasional disadvantage of not including the plant name happens if the source page disappears or gets renamed, at which point Daniel gets notified of the dead link. With the name of the plant, there is some chance that the posting can be edited when the renamed page, or a similar page, can be found. Without that, all we can do with the dead link is remove the posting.
     

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