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Virginia Creeper (Woodbine)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Virginia Creeper (Woodbine)

Habitat

Found on forest floor and along roadways.

Description

Clinging vine - blooms in summer. Small greenish-white flowers in clusters among leaves, turn to dark berries in fall. Leaves are made up of 5 toothed leaflets. Also called, woodbine.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers too small to see clearly forming a branching clusters
Flower Color: Greenish-white
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Vine
Leaf Type: Divided into 5 toothed leaflets

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