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what type of plant?
Old 05-24-2015, 12:57 PM
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This vine is growing wild next to my neighbor's house and is starting to get into my yard. It is growing under the pine trees, which is great because grass does not grow as well near pine trees.

It is growing in a mostly shaded area. I have no idea how it would do in full sun.

We live in Maryland but I have no idea if this vine is native. I assume it is. I would like to try replanting some in other places of the yard.I just am not sure how to do that.

I am really thinking this stuff makes a good groundcover for spots we do not walk in constantly. I don't know what it does in winter but I assume it goes dormant.

I sure would love to know what it is.


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Old 05-24-2015, 01:11 PM
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Wild strawberries to me!
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Really?!!!
Old 05-24-2015, 01:14 PM
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That would be so cool
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Wild strawberries?
Old 05-24-2015, 01:15 PM
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They look like wild strawberries. I use them for ground cover in one area, but they can be invasive if they are not kept under control.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:29 PM
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I'm guessing snakeberries. They look like miniature wild strawberries, but they're poisonous. Is there a garden expert you can consult with?


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Old 05-24-2015, 01:40 PM
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Poisonous? Bad news because we have dogs and I just found some in the backyard
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I looked it up.
Old 05-24-2015, 02:32 PM
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It said snakeberry blooms are yellow and wild strawberry blooms are white. Yours look yellow. Id get rid of them.
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:40 PM
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Looks like nightshade. Poisonous- get rid of it! It is poisonous to people and animals. I grew up around dairy farms, and they were always looking out for it, because it can make the cows sick.
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:41 PM
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I can't get a good look at your pic -- but the wild strawberry plant flowers are white -- as another poster said. But I think your pic doesn't include a flower -- I think it shows the part of the plant after something has eaten the fruit. If you look around, you should be able to locate some strawberry-looking fruit -- pull one off and it looks kind of flower-ish -- like in your picture.

In addition, if you do have yellow flowers -- you might have 'mock strawberry' -- the fruit is edible -- but has no taste. If you google it you can see pics!

Last edited by IA11; 05-24-2015 at 03:48 PM.. Reason: More info -- and looked at the stuff in my yard!
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:05 PM
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Well I planned on doing some gardening but I was not counting on the work it looks like I am in for. A friend was showing me myrtle yesterday. I need to do something for areas like the side of the house where grass doesn't grow well, plus there are other areas that I would prefer groundcover.


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Old 05-24-2015, 06:13 PM
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Let them be. Meaning they are not good. Get rid of them.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:13 PM
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I don't know what zone you are in for growing plants to know what would work for you. We have pachysandra and ferns in the shady areas of the yard. It's taken awhile for the pachysandra to fill in, but it's looking very nice.
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