Vine Weeds of Missouri

Redvine (Brunnichia ovata)


Growth habit

  • Perennial

Other names

  • American buckwheat vine
  • Ladies. eardrops


  • Native

Control classification

  • Difficult


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Redvine is a perennial woody vine that regenerates new growth from woody rootstocks and climbs by its tendrils.

In the seedling stage, its leaves have a heart-shaped appearance similar to those of morningglories. Mature leaves are alternate and ovate with wavy margins and pointed tips. Distinctly veined, each leaf has a folded appearance along its midrib. Its flowers are greenish white and occur in clusters.

The distribution of redvine in Missouri is restricted to the southeastern section of the state.

Wild thing