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Virginia creeper Photo courtesy of Patrick Alexander, USDA PLANTS Database.

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)


Plant Family: Grape (Vitaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Wildflowers and Herbs

Identification Hints: Virginia creeper is a vining plant that has five distinct leaflets for each compound (divided) leaf. It providesshelter and berries for small mammals and birds.

Did you Know? The tendrils of the Virginia creeper vine end in adhesive disks which allow the tendrils to grasp onto other objects. The leaflets turn bright red in the fall. The flowers are small, green, and relatively inconspicuous. They later produce clusters of bright blue berries.


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Observational data for Virginia creeper:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Sun Sep 18 00:00:00 GMT 2011 palaback Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (Middle) 40.420800000000000 -105.160000000000000 13286
Sat Sep 17 00:00:00 GMT 2011 palaback Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (Middle) 40.304200000000000 -105.085000000000000 13273
Wed Oct 05 00:00:00 GMT 2011 palaback Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (Middle) 41.785300000000000 -73.730400000000000 13532
Thu Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2012 Erin_VS Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Flowers (Early) 41.815900000000000 -88.056900000000000 15107
Tue Oct 02 00:00:00 GMT 2012 palaback Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (Middle) 40.412400000000000 -105.153000000000000 16777
Mon Jul 08 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Seedling Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia First Flower 42.118200000000000 -71.431600000000000 21493
Wed Oct 09 00:00:00 GMT 2013 jbrannon_Summit_Charter_School_Front_Yard_reporter2 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (Late) 35.098800000000000 -83.104500000000000 22533
Sun Oct 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 centralNY Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia All Leaves Withered 43.041000000000000 -76.212900000000000 22695
Sun Mar 23 00:00:00 GMT 2014 smileygirl Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Flowers (None) 29.889600000000000 -95.534900000000000 27432
Sun Mar 23 00:00:00 GMT 2014 smileygirl Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (None) 29.889600000000000 -95.534900000000000 27433
Fri Oct 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 jennibarajas Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Flowers (None) 45.356550000000000 -122.600980000000000 38868
Fri Oct 17 00:00:00 GMT 2014 jennibarajas Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (None) 45.356550000000000 -122.600980000000000 38869
Sun Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2014 bayfawn Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia First Ripe Fruit 39.448260000000000 -76.267280000000000 39093
Sun Oct 05 00:00:00 GMT 2014 bayfawn Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Full Fruiting 39.448260000000000 -76.267280000000000 39094
Sun Jun 28 00:00:00 GMT 2015 bayfawn Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia First Flower 39.448260000000000 -76.267280000000000 51431
Tue Jul 07 00:00:00 GMT 2015 bayfawn Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Full Flower 39.448260000000000 -76.267280000000000 51781
Mon Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 MrsPavlovic_DCS_Trail_-_Red_Oak_Flats_reporter7 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Flowers (None) 41.638680000000000 -87.052570000000000 53701
Mon Sep 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 MrsPavlovic_DCS_Trail_-_Red_Oak_Flats_reporter7 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (None) 41.638680000000000 -87.052570000000000 53702
Thu Oct 08 00:00:00 GMT 2015 Vermontree_Green_Core_reporter1 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia All Leaves Withered 44.252814000000000 -72.784751000000000 54300
Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 MNC Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia All Leaves Withered 29.663511000000000 -82.279272000000000 62832
Mon Apr 04 00:00:00 GMT 2016 Patriots2424 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Flowers (None) 36.924130000000000 -80.025040000000000 65083
Mon Apr 04 00:00:00 GMT 2016 Patriots2424 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (None) 36.924130000000000 -80.025040000000000 65084
Sun Oct 09 00:00:00 GMT 2016 green0wls Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia First Ripe Fruit 41.832100000000000 -74.080200000000000 70623
Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_Back_Lot_Area_reporter1 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Flowers (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74697
Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_Back_Lot_Area_reporter1 Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fruit (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74698

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