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What’s this plant?

Can anyone please identify this plant? It’s growing in long vines(?) across our flower bed and looks like it wants to climb. I was hoping it would flower but nothing so far. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 24,463
    Might it be some kind of ivy?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I don't think it is an ivy, leaf shape wrong.
    My first thought was a periwnkle but again the leaf shape is wrong.
    Hopefully you can leave it to see if it does flower.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,226
    Not sure, but wonder if it is Smilax sp?
    Sorry not a species that I know very well.
    Does it have tendrils to cling on/climb?
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • It doesn’t have tendrils but it’s made a few attempts to climb the fence before falling down again. I guess I’ll have to wait and see. Thank you all
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao Posts: 409
    My app says it's Greater periwinkle?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,226
    My app says it's Greater periwinkle?
    Which just goes to show how poor apps can be at times!

    Vinca major.....Leaf shape different. Veins are different.  Leaf edges have fine hairy

    1st pic mystery leaf ...trimmed...below to compare
    Other pics. Vinca major

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Could it be a variety of Honeysuckle. or are the leaves too round?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,226
    Lonicera ...common name honeysuckle have leaves opposite on a branch.
    Mystery plant..I cannot see from pic if leaves are opposite or alternate.
    New pics may help.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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