Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. April 2019.
Scientific name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch.
Common name(s): Virginia creeper, Virginia-creeper, woodbine
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- five parted leaves
- glossy green
-climbs from tendrils
-may be confused with P. inserta, which was recently separated into its own species. Look for how the tendrils attach to surfaces and see Go Botany left sidebar for more information
-shores of rivers
Go Botany. “Parthenocissus Quinquefolia (L.) Planch.” Parthenocissus Quinquefolia (Virginia-Creeper, Woodbine): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/parthenocissus/quinquefolia/.