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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)  
Family: Vitaceae      
                   
  Virginia Creeper

Location: Found in forests, fields and along streams, in shade or sun.

Characteristics:

  • Climbing vine, has tendrils
  • Height: can climb up to ___ m (50 ft)

Uses:

 

 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Fan-compound leaves, arranged like spokes of a wheel
  • Usually 5 (occasionally 3 or 7) leaflets
  • Toothed

 

 

       
  Virginia Creeper Leaf  
         

 

Bark:

  • tight, dotted
  • tendrils long, slender, with multiple branches

Fruiting Structures:

  • small, greenish flowers, June – August
  • blue berries, August - February

 

 
  Virginia Creeper Leaflet  
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