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Can you identify this vine?

  1. thumbi7 profile image63
    thumbi7posted 2 years ago

    Can you identify this vine?

    Is it of pumpkin or ash gourd?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12676084_f260.jpg

  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    My first thought was it is Virginia Creeper - but, I am not sure because the photo is so dark and I cannot clearly see the shape of the leaves. If it was pumpkin or gourd I think the leaves would be much larger and more space between them.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 2 years ago

    Are the leaves soft and fuzzy, and does it have a distinct smell?
    If so, it is Pelargonium tomentosum- a trailing variety of peppermint "geranium."

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Can you get a close up of the leaves?

  4. thumbi7 profile image63
    thumbi7posted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12677191_f260.jpg

    Sorry for the poor picture quality. I tried to get a close up in this picture. Is it clear now? It is not a flowering plant. I have put the waste of vegetable cuttings in to a pot on my balcony. It grew from that.

    1. SmartRunner profile image82
      SmartRunnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      may be water melon...

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ah ! Yes, that is much better. Now I can see the leaves and it is not Virginia Creeper as I thought. It does look more like a vegetable or melon type vine.

    3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the sharper picture. It's definitely not watermelon, I'd say cantaloupe or other muskmelon.smile

  5. liesl5858 profile image83
    liesl5858posted 2 years ago

    For me, it looks like bitter melon(paria) but I am not sure. It looks like the vegetable in the Philippines which has a bitter taste but apparently, it is a good cure for cancer as well.

    1. SmartRunner profile image82
      SmartRunnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Linda Bryen, its not bitter melon vine may be belongs to gourds family..

 
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