Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Invading vine

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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?

  • #2
    Welcome ribbonstone.

    Looks like Momordica charantia. Common name bitter melon.


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

    Comment


    • #3
      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.

      Comment

      Working...
      X