Author Topic: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine  (Read 962 times)

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i believe this the first time I have seen this vine... very consistent.. it grows very fast and you can tell the new growth and see tendrils at the end of the vine...

central alabama, hardwood bottomland...
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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 02:05:18 PM »
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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 12:07:03 PM »
It should be Bignonia capreolata.

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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 03:21:48 PM »
yes it is... crossvine is one if darryls favorate plants... it is a pick my spirits medicinal plant...

also, japanese honeysuckle flowers used in soups he said...
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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 03:42:14 PM »
yes it is... crossvine is one if darryls favorate plants... it is a pick my spirits medicinal plant...

also, japanese honeysuckle flowers used in soups he said...

As far as I know it is not edible so it got a thumbs down. Then I read Darryl's post and changed it to thumbs up. It make a good tea.
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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 09:54:50 PM »
i dont think its edible but i tried my first taste of dandelion wine tonight.. i remember u saying it was your first love and thats cool... i enjoyed the taste..
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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 07:38:35 PM »
I have a very large crossvine in my yard.  I didn't know it had uses except for the hummingbirds and bees until I got Darryl's book.  After I read what it said about the crossvine I tried it.  And it works!!  After three days I could tell a big difference.  I had a lot more energy. 

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Re: Unknown vine... shade... four leaves across: ANSWER: Crossvine
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 01:12:23 PM »
Deane,

The leaves make a wonderful hot tea. I drink it every day in the winter for the taste as well as the energy effect. It also contains Reserpine, a pharmaceutical anti-depressant.

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