**Vine with tiny yellow flowers and black fruit

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  1. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Its covering my Green tea trees. Actually I found two kinds of vines growing there but I cut the other one down before I took the pics...will have to get back to you on that one! :D

    This one has grape leaf type leaves. It has tiny little yellow flowers and green fruit that turns black. Looks kind of like a single grape.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think I need to get some more plant books so that I can help more with IDing plants. Most of mine only cover garden/wild flowers, tree and shrubs of Britain and northern Europe. :( I'll have a look around on the net tomorrow though and see what I can come up with for you. :-D
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Where are you finding all these new plants .I love this one but have no idea what it is.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    When I was a kid we had that growing on the fence in our backyard!! We pretended the fruit were watermelon for our barbies!! I don't know the name of it. I'll ask around and see if I can find out for you.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I don't think it is English Ivy Eileen.
    Maybe its of a invasive sort but I will search out the searches on cumputer .I have no wild flower books of Texas.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    I found it!!! It is a Guadeloupe Cucumber!! Scientific name Melothria Pendula.
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    jubabe!! Thats it! Thank you! I love this vine too. Ill take more pics today so you can see where its growing. Its growing out of a standing water puddle...looks like there use to be a fountain and little pond there once.

    I found all these new place around my yard. Yesterday is the first time in over a month that Ive been out in the yard. Things were over growing so I just start yanking things out. I would see something and stop...look at it and transplanted most of them. LOL Theres many more unknown plants I found that I havent posted...I was planning on doing it today. :D
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    So when do I pick the fruit for the seeds? When the fruit is black or still green?? I wont eat this fruit because it said its a powerful laxtive. :eek: Theres lots of fruit so if someone wants seeds let me know!!
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Denee I'm so glad I could help you ID it. :-D I also read that it's fruit is a powerful laxative so I don't think I'd eat them either!! :eek:
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    You know me Denee,I want some seeds.Do you have Passion vines? If not I have some purple ones seeds.
    Good find jubabe.
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    I have the Lady Margent(SP) passion vine but it didnt seed this year so Im thinking its too young yet.

    I tried growing a passion vine from seed but it never sprouted so I just bought the plant! HAH!
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I think you have to put the seed in a wet paper towel and keep it damp until they sprout .Keep and eye on them until
    they start and then plant them.I have a red also.
     
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    OK Ill try it again. Mine isnt so much red that it is hot pink. IS your red one true red? If so Id love to try that one too.

    Ill try the seeds...LOL If not, Ill jsut buy the plant! LOL Some seeds I just cant grow.
     
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    Ok,If it blooms soon.
     

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