bushkiller

Rhamnales > Vitaceae > Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagnepain

Bushkiller is a perennial vine with compound leaves. Each leaf has 5 leaflets that are ovate to orbicular, 1.2-3 in. (3-8 cm) long and 0.5-1.5 in. (1.5-4 cm) wide. Tendrils grow opposite each leaf. Flowering occurs in the late summer; where small, salmon-colored flowers develop in umbels. Fruits are black or white berries that each contain 2-4 seeds. It is thought that bushkiller only reproduces vegetatively in North America. Vines can readily climb over other vegetation, where it can block out sunlight to the plants below. Bushkiller is native to temperate and sub-tropical Asia.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources


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Foliage;
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Flower(s);
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Seedling(s);
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Infestation; Growing over a shrub
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • Alabama - IPC List
  • Invasive Plant Atlas of the Mid-South


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