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|Species: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
The leaves of this plant are toothed and it groups of five. When young, leaves are in groups of three and may be mistaken for poison ivy at first glance.
Habitat & Range
Virginia creeper is found throughout the US and southern Canada.
This plant climbs, or creeps, as a vine. The vines are often thin, and have small roots that stick to the plant or object it is climbing.
The flowers are in bloom from June to August. They are tiny, yellow-green, and clustered.
Fruit are small purple berries, that are poisonous to humans.
In the fall, the leaves turn bright red.
Featured image by James Dake.