White bryony

(Bryonia alba)

 

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  • 12' long or more; vigorous vine; can grow 6" per day.
  • Blooms mid-summer.
  • Flower 1/2" wide & greenish-white.
  • Leaves dark green & palmately lobed; each has a corkscrew tendril for climbing.
  • Highly toxic seeds in round, black fruit.
  • Forms dense mats & shades out vegetation.