Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch.

Virginia Creeper

Names and Myths

Parthenocissus Greek parthenos virgin and cissos ivy

quinquefolia five-leaved

Natural history / Folklore

Good wildlife food but toxic to humans. Cooking may allow the consumption of young shoots32. Crushed leaves have been used as an insecticide.9


Five leaved vine, climbing with tendrils tipped with adhesive disks. Red panicles in autum with bue berries.

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