Biological Name:

Bignonia capreolata (Redvine)

Natural Habitat:

Redvine: This plant is a type of vine that is native to North America, and it typically grows in moist or wet areas such as meadows, fields, and roadsides. It can also be found along the edges of forests and woodlands, and along streams and rivers.


Redvine is a low-growing creeping weed that has small green leaves and tiny reddish-purple flowers. It often grows in dense patches in lawns and gardens and can be difficult to control once established. It can be distinguished from other weeds by its small size and reddish-purple flowers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What are the thickest vines?
A: multijuga at Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan has a trunk five feet thick on its greater axis by about three feet on the lesser axis, probably the thickest vine of any species.

Q: What is the largest vine in the world?
A: The Great Vine, Vitis vinifera ‘Schiava Grossa’ (synonym: Black Hamburg), is now 250 years old and is the largest grape vine in the world. It was planted in 1768 while Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was in charge of the gardens at Hampton Court.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.