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  1. #1
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    Invading vine

    Ever see “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (original or re-make)?

    Vine is taking over a section of the back yard...kind of gowing over some tall bushes.
    South Lousiana (just outside of New Orleans).

    Leaves:


    Pods:


    Pod for size (a 12” ruler) and split open. Colorful on the inside.



    So...what is it...and will I need to nuke it to eradicate it?

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    Welcome ribbonstone.

    Looks like Momordica charantia. Common name bitter melon.


    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Mo...J8jX0QXnwsmFBA

  3. #3
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    Think you are right.

    Been the mildest winter in years and it in are area with lots of bird activity.
    Haven't seen this plant before; possible I just never noticed it when i9nsomeone elce's yard and only took note when it invaded MY yard...but suspect its a new invasive getting a toe-hold in my area.

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