Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Patrick Alexander, USDA PLANTS Database.

Virginia creeper

Scientific name
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Plant Family
Plant Group
Virginia creeper is a vining plant that has five distinct leaflets for each compound (divided) leaf. It provides shelter and berries for small mammals and birds.
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Virginia creeper is a vining plant that has five distinct leaflets for each compound (divided) leaf. It provides shelter 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.

States
AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV