Manchu tubergourd’s (AKA golden creeper / Thladiantha dubia)

This is more of an FYI .. file to weird plants categories / invasives to watch for …

Kristin K in Waukesha got this one in a few weeks ago (June 5, 2019). See part of the email thread below.

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I’m quite sure that in image 0146 and 0147 you’ve got Manchu tubergourd’s (AKA golden creeper / Thladiantha dubia, Link) vegetative growth and its distinctive tuber root structure in image 0148. This is a newly emerging invasive plant in Wisconsin that the Renz Lab is researching. Leo Roth

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