Author Topic: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves  (Read 6759 times)

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Here are a couple pics of a pretty vine growing on a pine tree.  The leaves are heart-shaped.  They are light green, with the "veins" being a darker green.  It's a beautiful vine, if you ask me.  Not sure if it flowers.  I'm in southeast TX.  Hope someone can ID it!
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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 02:07:50 AM »
I sure hope someone can ID this - it's beautiful!  (I'm intrigued by vines....especially by the way they grow...it's so unique). 

I felt the leaves this morning...and they felt rather rough, almost like an artificial plant would feel.

I can't figure out what it is...
« Last Edit: July 18, 2008, 02:22:27 AM by khix »
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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 02:01:40 PM »
It's looking like the grape family (Vitis)...

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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 03:40:34 AM »
Here's a vine ID site:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20o?guide=Trees&cl=US/GA/Clarke/Vines

and a Texas Native Plant site:
http://www.nativesoftexas.com/catalog.html

Thanks for links to those two sites, they are awesome (but the TX site is for the hill country, which I'm not in, I'm in southeast TX...and yes, it matters...TX is so big that we have everything here - beaches, plains, forests, hills, deserts, mountains, all sorts of stuff....so you can have tumble weeds in West Texas, but pretty flowers and/or trees in East Texas)

Anyway, I still haven't found a match...I'm so bummed, it's such a beautiful vine.  I guess by the shape of the leaf, it could be some sort of grape vine, but the unique coloring is what's throwing me for a loop.  I can't find the coloring anywhere on the internet yet!
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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 06:30:37 AM »
Hi khix,

 Do you think the coloring is natural to the leaf? When I looked closer at the pic it looks like it could be a mineral deficiency. Hard to tell for sure without seeing it person but I thought I would mention it.


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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 10:32:27 AM »
Hi khix,

 Do you think the coloring is natural to the leaf? When I looked closer at the pic it looks like it could be a mineral deficiency. Hard to tell for sure without seeing it person but I thought I would mention it.



Hmmmm, yeah, it does kind of look like this grape vine leaf with a magnesium deficiency:

http://www.actagro.com/art/prodpix/magnesium01.jpg

http://www.enst.umd.edu/enst411/MagnesiumGrapePPI.jpg

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0705/images/magnesiumdeficiency.jpg

Some of leaves on the vine do have brown spots, similar to the last picture.  Also, this vine is growing on another tree, close by.  Same exact coloring....could either be the normal characteristic of the vine, or could be a mineral deficiency in the soil?

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Re: Vine growing on tree - with pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 03:04:52 AM »
Posting a couple more pics of a vine with the same coloring.  This could very well be the same vine as in the original post, but the shape of the leaves are slightly different, so I'm not sure.  At any rate, it has the same coloring, which leads me to believe that it must be a magnesium, or some other mineral, deficiency.  There are also some leaves that are mostly dark green.  So, I would venture to guess that the normal color of the vine in the OP is the darker shade of green.



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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 04:55:55 AM »
Looks like you figured it out!  Hooray!  :)

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Re: Vine growing on pine tree - pretty dual-color heart-shaped leaves
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 05:10:38 AM »
Looks like you figured it out!  Hooray!  :)

Well, halfway, at least!

Judging by the shape alone, I'm thinking it's either a Vitis vulpina (frost grape) or a Vitis cinerea (graybark grape) vine.....what do you guys think?
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