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Old 07-31-2013, 01:31 PM
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Please ID this fast growing vine




Thanks for any help you can give me. There are no flowers or seed pods that I can find, just this incredible leaf growth that goes on and on.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:18 PM
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these kind of look like my exotic love vine leaves its also called spanish flag...
what do u think?
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I'm thinking it's probably a morning glory - lots of mg have those tri lobed leaves. Too much nitrogen produces awesome foliage but no bloom on Ipomoea.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:20 PM
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Thanks Peanut, I did look it up and yes, it looks exactly like the Spanish flag vine – BUT – without the flowers. I have not seen any flowers, or pods or buds anywhere. Could I have a boy plant??? Is that possible??? The leaves are a perfect match and it is now at least 12 to 14 feet tall and very thick and bushy – growing like crazy. It that a perennial?? Don’t know how it got in my garden as I never planted it – it just popped up one day in early spring and I thought it was the start of a last year’s veggie so I let it grow – and boy did it grow.
Thank you so much for your response - you are the greatest.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:29 PM
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i have one also it hasnt gotten flowers yet either maybe it takes a while... i didnt know there were male and female plants... ur welcome glad i could help
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If your plant gets too much fertilizer, it will keep growing leaves and not make flowers. Maybe just cut back on the fertilizer.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Xeolyte, after looking up Spanish Flag I think that is what this plant may be. It is of the Morning Glory family though so you are also correct with your identification. Much appreciated. I do not fertilize the garden but there is lots of good stuff in there cause we compost it every year for the veggies that I grow there. I am thinking of moving some of it to another part of the property into poorer soil just to see what happens to it. Thank you all for your help – I will let you know if this thing does anything different.
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Maybe sweet potato
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mystery vine


I had a Spanish flag vine once and it didn't bloom till very late in the season. I thought it wasn't going to make it before frost here in zone 6 which it almost didn't.
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