Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus quinquefolia

 
Family - Vitaceae
Characteristics -
A climbing vine. Leaves fan-compound, with 5 leaflets, rarely 3-7 leaflets. Leaflets dull, toothed, arranged like spokes on the stem. Tendrils long, disk-tipped, with several branches. Twigs hairless, buds scaly. Flowers small, greenish, clustered. Fruits blue berries.
Height - Can climb several stories.
Flowers
- June thru August.
Fruits - August to February.
Habitat - Woods, thickets, and walls.
Range - Eastern half of the United States. Native.
Connections
- Berries of the Virginia Creeper are a favorite of birds. The twigs are eaten by white-tailed deer. In autumn, Virginia Creeper is one of the first plants to change color.