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Submitted by:  Tambi Dudley
Date Submitted: 5/28/2003
Location: Houston, Texas

Question Asked: What is this vine? I took this picture in my backyard in Houston Texas. I am not sure what kind of plant this is, but it grows ~~~ over my yard. I would like to know if this plant is a poisonous type of plant. I have never seen it before.

Answer: Hi Tambi,

I know this vine well as it invades just about every square inch of property that the poison ivy isn't taking over. This is Virginia Creeper and is relatively harmless though can be quite invasive.