Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Jeff Brackett, Aug 22, 2012.


  1. Jeff Brackett

    Jeff Brackett Monkey++

    Took a trip to BOL last weekend and found this oddity growing up the trellis below the deck of the cabin. plant01.

    Doesn't seem too unusual, right? I didn't think much of it until I saw the seed pods.
    plant02.

    Cutting the pods open revealed a lot of silky threads attached to seeds about the size of a fingernail. Not to pretend I know that much about botany or herbalism, but I've never seen anything like this one. Can anyone tell me what this thing is? I don't want to show up at BOL next time and find a bunch of pod people running the place. :)
    plant01. plant02. plant01. plant02.
     
  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Mutant Milkweed?
     
  3. Jeff Brackett

    Jeff Brackett Monkey++

    UPDATE:
    Looks like it is a species of "Anglepod" in the milkvine family (possibly Eastern Anglepod?) I suspected a kind of milkweed, but this is a vine, and I've never seen one with a pod quite like this.

    If anyone else can confirm or correct, I'd be grateful.
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Mutant ninja trellis crawling lizard weed...be careful, it produces oxygen and enjoys ample sunlight. Also, I have no idea.
     
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  5. limpingbear

    limpingbear future cancer survivor....

    looks like a weed to me.....grasp firmly by the stem and pull.....
     
  6. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    It looks like you're dead on. Look at these entries for "Angular-Fruit Milkvine."
    http://anybodyseenmyfocus.blogspot.com/2012/05/first-anglefruit-milkvine-matelea.html
    http://www.southeasternflora.com/view_flora.asp?plantid=65
    http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Matelea gonocarpos
     
  7. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

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