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    Please help to identify this climbing plant.

    My friend has these plants growing from seed. He did not plant them and has no idea what they are. The seeds may have come with the wind or the birds.

    The plant climbs using tendrils and not by twining/wrapping around things. When the tendrils touch the soil they form new roots. Does anyone recognize this plant? Thank you.


    The cotyledons are very unusual.
    The plant grows straight up if there is something it can stick to. It can grow to the top of tall trees.


    Edit: I apologize, the photos are not showing. Will try again later.
    Edit: I managed to create an album with 3 photos but must be doing something wrong.[IMG][IMG]

    Thank you for your patience!
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    Pffft... a few photos of details like leaf shape, size and color, flower, seedpod, growing rate, even a picture of the tendrils might give us a few more clues... Assuming you talk about a vine growing in Thailand, it might well be one of many weeds that can grow up to a meter a day in the rainy season.


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    Pak bung? (Thai morning glory)





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    Yes, I tried to load the photos but they are not showing up. Don't know what I have done incorrectly. Used a URL from Dropbox to load the photos. Any suggestions? This is the first time I am trying to add photos. Thanks.

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    I don't know how Dropbox works. Try uploading the images to imgur.com. See if that works. When you post the image here from imgur.com, use the "BBCode (message boards & forums)" option.

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    Followed your links in the first post to the gallery (were they there 1 hour ago/do I need glasses?)

    Suggest you hone your pic-posting skills (there's a testpage/section here) but here they are:








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    Are those plants growing in Thailand or somewhere else?

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    Looks like a specie of the Ipomea genus. I. purpurea has the same red/maroon colored stem, same leaf shape but not the same leaf margin (crenate?), also not the same shape of cotyledons on a seedling.

    If it's not in the way, let one grow and flower....

    Edit: Forgot photo:

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    ^^That looks like one I see people growing here, not sure it's the same.

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    Thanks, looks like I need to hone my pic-loading skills and Gipsy could hone her memory skills.

    The person who has these plants tells me they do not twine/twist/wrap around things but only use tendrils to climb.

    The root is a normal tap root and not a large/fat root.

    Several of the plants have climbed to the tops of large trees.

    The tendrils will form roots wherever they touch the soil.

    He said it is not any type of Philodendron.

    The most confusing part is the cotyledons. They do not match anything I can find.

    Also, the leaf margin being somewhat crenate does not match anything.

    The leaf color is rather glaucous.

    The pattern of the leaf veining does match several Ipomoea but I can't yet find a match there.

    The plant is growing in west/central Florida, USA buy could have come from anywhere as people are constantly moving plant material/seeds.

    No flowers yet but we are watching for them as that would help with the ID.

    I figured since there are so many people on this forum from many different countries that the plant may look familiar to someone.

    Thanks.

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    Cowslip Creeper. Do I win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Cowslip Creeper.
    sounds like the press' nickname for our withnall

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    I'll take a picture later but I have some climbing thing all over my pagoda. The leafs are shaped like vine leaves, if a tad smaller, but right now we have lines of white flowers hanging off them.

    I think it is basically a weed or something but we are getting a lot of big bumble bee things one them which I rather like so am leaving it be. The flowers are all blooming from one stem - about 10-20 of them and are 4-6 inches paper thin types. No real smell to them .

    Any ideas?

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    Pragmatic, if there were a prize you would certainly get one. That is the prettiest wrong plant yet. Now I have to get a Cowslip Creepers! Thanks.

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