|Plant Name||Virginia Creeper|
|Scientific name||Parthenocissus quinquefolia|
|Flowering Period||Late Spring-Early Summer|
|Identifying Characteristics||Five leaflets joined from a central point on the leafstalk, 3-20 cm across.|
- It is a climbing plant, ranging from 20-30 m high.
- Climbs smooth surfaces with strong adhesive pads.
- The leaves are toothed.
- Leaves turn bright red in the fall.
- The berries contain a moderately toxic acid called oxalic acid.
- Important source of food for birds in the winter.
- Used an ornamental plant for the way it rapidly covers buildings and walls.
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