Often homeowners get frustrated with vines because of their growth habit. When we have garden openhouses, visitors often ask how I control my Woodbine ~ Parthenocissus inserta (a relative of Virginia Creeper).
I utilize it as a ground cover until other woodland natives get established. I do check on it periodically throughout the summer so that it is not starting to climb up any trees or shrubs. I find it very manangeable and if need by I will thin it out once other woodland natives get established. I keep a large quantity of the vine growing on the fences in the yard.
If encouraged to grow in the right situation it is a very attractive vine. I have seen people utilize it to grow over pergolas to provide shade.
We have this vine growing along our chainlink fence and it does a nice job of covering the fence. We often see migratory birds seeking cover beneath these vines on the fence.
Like most Clematis, it likes a slightly cooler spot to grow where its roots are well shaded. The one on the east side of our garage seems to thrive much better than the one on the west side.
The flower on hog peanut is a light pink pea like flower. Our hog peanut vines have yet to flower.
A close relative to this vine which I have seen growing in our neighborhood is the Bristly Greenbrier Vine ~ Smilax tamnoides.