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Virginia creeper

A species of Parthenocissus, Also known as Victoria Creeper, Five-leaved ivy, Five-finger
Botanical name : Parthenocissus quinquefolia Genus : Parthenocissus

Virginia creeper, A species of Parthenocissus
Also known as:
Victoria Creeper, Five-leaved ivy, Five-finger
Botanical name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Genus: Parthenocissus
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Description

The virginia creeper is a North American vine from the grape family that has it all - vigorous growth, fragrant flowers, decorative blue-colored berries, and leaves that turn crimson in the fall. Using small forked tendrils with adhesive pads, the virginia creeper will cling strongly to almost all surfaces. It can grow over entire walls, providing shelter and food for wildlife.
Plant Type
Vine
Flower Size
Inflorescence 8 cm to 20 cm
Habitat
Woods, rocky banks
Flower Color
Yellow
Green
Leaf Color
Red
Green
Orange
Invasive
Yes
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General Info

Name story

Virginia creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia has a strong climbing capability and is often seen covering entire walls, sometimes even enveloping an entire house. Its genus name, Parthenocissus, originates from the Greek language, meaning "virgin ivy". Now, it is more commonly known as the virginia creeper.
Five-leaved ivy
Its leaves are shaped similarly to a wide-open hand with five fingers. Furthermore, the species epithet for the plant 'Quinquefolia' means "five-leaved", which gives birth to the name, Five-leaved ivy.
Woodbine
Ordinarily, people would identify several different climbing plants as woodbine, with this being a common name for many species. However, when woodbine is referred to in North America, it is most likely the Parthenocissus quinquefolia being discussed.

Symbolism

Marriage, friendship, fidelity, tenacity, indirect progress, protection through concealment,
intellectual or athletic achievement

Usages

Artistic Value
Foliage provides a stunning show of color in the fall.
Environmental Protection Value
Purifies the air, removing toxins and other harmful impurities.
Garden Use
Virginia creeper is a deciduous woody vine commonly found in gardens. It is prized for its colorful red foliage in autumn. Its spreading habit makes it suitable for erosion control and ground cover; whilst its large leaves are good for screening. Virginia creeper is essential in pollinator gardens. Plant with flowering creepers such as Clematis or Climbing Rose for aesthetic contrast.
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Scientific Classification

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