Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

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Notes

Characteristics

  • High-climbing or trailing woody vine, the stem up to 6 cm or more in diameter. Leaves alternate, palmately compound; leaflets 5, stalked, 4-12 cm long and nearly half as wide; elliptic or obovate-oblong, cuminatet or acute; coarsely sharp-serrated; green above, paler beneath; glabrous to pubescent, petioles 20 or more cm long.
  • Twigs moderately stout, nearly round, usually pubescent, nodes swollen; pith large, continuous; tendrils with 5-12 rather long branches ending in adhesive disks.
  • Winter buds round-conical, light brown; terminal bud absent.
  • Fruit a berry; pedicels in sunlight turning red.

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