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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

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

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

Photographs: 92 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page
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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) leaves


Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) flowers

Virginia Creeper flowers are green and don't stand out.

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) fruit

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Range map for Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)