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Virginia Creeper (Woodbine, American Ivy)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia L.
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- Rich fertile soils of woodlands and woodland edges, over and along fences, and as a groundcover plant
- Full sun to deep shade
- Perennial woody vine
- Branched tendrils end in sticky disks that act like suction cups and attach to vertical surfaces
- Leaves have five leaflets and are generally long and toothed
- Foliage turns bright red in fall
- Small berry clusters turn blue in fall
- Vigorous and aggressive growth
- Berries have been reported to cause poisoning
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