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Lioness5Lioness5 Posts: 8

hi.... Please can someone help me identify this leaf. It looks really crazy, not sure if it's poisonous... But I'm steering clear As of now. We do have a lot of Ivy, maryland creepers, poison ivy, oak & sumac on our property... But I've never seen a leaf that looks like this? 

What is this?? 

Thank you in advance! imageimage

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404

    Bindweed. It'll have white flowers and is quite invasive  here in the UK, but you can get rid of it by painting the new growth with weedkiller and keeping it in a plastic bag to prevent it touching anything you want to keep. Another method is to cut it back, insert a cane in beside it which it will grow up, making it easier to treat.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Lioness5Lioness5 Posts: 8

    Thank you very much for your reply.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,714

    Sorry with leaves that shape it looks like bitter bind weed. Solanum dulcamara.

    See link..

    http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/bittersweet.htm

    This is bindweed in UK. Calystegium sepium.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=241

    Note leaf shape.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bindweed.&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJ2sy87v7TAhWBKcAKHZJZBOQQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=731

    Last edited: 20 May 2017 17:17:38

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    But if it's not in the UK it could be any number of plants that we don't know about 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,714
    nutcutlet says:

    But if it's not in the UK it could be any number of plants that we don't know about 

    See original post

    Very true.
    I am assuming Lioness is from USA as she talks about poison ivy.
    Solanum dulcamara is a problem plant over there which I am familiar with.
    I believe the leaves/growth habit are a  perfect match.

     

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,714

    Sorry..not used to how forums work here.

    Made a pig's ear of the above.

    Very true.
    I am assuming Lioness is from USA as she talks about poison ivy.
    Solanum dulcamara is a problem plant over there which I am familiar with.
    I believe the leaves/growth habit are a  perfect match.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Lioness5Lioness5 Posts: 8

    So after much research, I found this....image

    it seems like what I have is bittersweet Nightshade! I am thinking I still should get rid of it.

    so you guys really don't have poison Ivy in the UK!!?? if so, you are lucky! How about any other poison plants?

    Thank you all for your interest! ??

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,410

    We have this poisonous plant, White Bryony, that I'd never met before moving to my current garden:  

    http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/b/brywhi77.html 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,714

    Lioness5...no we haven't got poison ivy here. My sympathy  go to you..... it is a horrid plant.

    Many common plants  over here and USA are poisonous if eaten.... eg. Daffodil bulbs etc etc.

    Yes, I would  get rid of the Solanum dulcamara.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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