Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia


Other Names:
Victoria Creeper, Five-leaved Ivy, Five-finger, Woodbine, Grape Woodbine

Virginia Creeper is a common native vine found throughout Virginia. Many species of birds eat the berries. The foliage is eaten by beetles, leafhoppers, wasps, moths, and other insects, and the nectar and pollen of the flowers occasionally attract various bees, including leaf-cutting bees. If you visit Monticello in the autumn, the bright red vines on some of the trees are Virginia Creeper; they can be mistaken for Poison Ivy. The weight of the vines can sometimes damage the trees to which they cling. Virginia Creeper is often used like ivy to cover the walls of buildings.

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