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speee1dy
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hi
i was wondering what those yellow/orange vines are that blanket so much other vegetation. it is very invasive.

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2011 1:31 pm
onthespot
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuscuta

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Posted : July 23, 2011 1:43 pm
bjears
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Good Morning-
We call in Love Vine, it's parisitic, not much you can do about it. Helped the NP at Sandy point remove it from the beach last year. The turtle hatchlings get caught in it.

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Posted : July 23, 2011 3:17 pm
speee1dy
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thank you both.

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2011 7:22 pm
mminstx
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Yes these are nasty. I have only known it called 'strangleweed.' I have had an up close battle with it. It really wraps itself tightly to the host plant. If you are getting rid of it, make sure to throw it in a bag so it doesn't blow on to some other plant and start over!

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Posted : July 23, 2011 8:11 pm
onthespot
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and pulling it off the host is not enough. You need to prune back the host plant to below where the attachments are, as they can regenerate from them. Then spray a pre-emergent to kill the seeds, and be very careful to not spread seeds with your clothes you were wearing when you did the abatement. Planting non-host species for a few years in the acreage can help also to break the cycle.

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Posted : July 23, 2011 8:24 pm
speee1dy
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so far they are not too close to any of ours but they are on the properties around us. they do look pretty from afar

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Topic starter Posted : July 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Juanita
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We had some, but our lawn care company took care of it about 5 months ago...no signs since. PM me, if you'd like the name of our guy.

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Posted : July 24, 2011 12:23 am
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