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Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) Family: Grape Family (Vitaceae)

Distinctive features: Woody Vine; Tendrils have discs at the end.

Similar species:
  •   Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta) - Tendrils don't have discs.

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown;  Indistinguishable parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 444   

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: A vine commonly planted to naturalize fences and to provide fall colour.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: quinquefolia: five-leaved


See Also:
  •   Great Americans; "Five-Fingered" Woodbine, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney


For more information visit: Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Photographs: 92 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) flowers

Virginia Creeper flowers are green and inconspicuous.

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) flowers

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) flowers

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) leaves

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia),cleaves.

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) berries

Virginia Creeper berries in October.


Range map for Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

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