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Decidious Vine Identification

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From: Jo Ellen McHugh
Viola, IL
We have a vine growing in woods on our property that I cannot identify. It is not any of the most common vines in the area like Virginia Creeper, Poison Ivy, Trumpet Vine or Wild Grape. I have not seen any flowers but it is way back on the fence line and I could have missed flowering. The leaves are shaped like mittens without thumbs; much wider at the top than the bottom and they are alternating. Any ideas what it is and should I remove it. Thank you. Jo Ellen McHugh

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Greetings Jo Ellen:

I am more than happy to assist you with this mystery vine. In order to do so, would you be so kind as to email me some high-resolution digital photos of the vine in question: leaves, tendrils, fruits, etc.


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