Virginia creeper

(Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Virginia creeper

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

 

 
Habitat

Moist. Woods.

 
Flowering

June to July

     
Flower Color

Greenish

     
Height

Up to 1 when a ground cover,
climbing up to 30

     

Identification

This is a perennial, woody vine. It often climbs trees, shrubs, and fences. It is not usually a ground cover.

Stems are reddish brown and lightly hairy when young, becoming dark brown and woody with age. They can extend up to 30.

The leaves are alternate and on long leaf stalks. They are divided into 5 leaflets radiating from a common point. The leaflets are 2 to 4¾ long, 1½ to 2½ wide, inversely egg-shaped with the attachment at the wide end, with a wedge-shaped base and a pointed tip. The upper surface is glossy green and hairless. The lower surface is paler and hairless or with hairs along the main veins. The margins are sharply toothed from the tip almost to the base. The leaves turn bright red to purplish red in the fall.

Tendrils emerge from the stem opposite from the leaves on climbing plants. They have many branches and sticky pads at the tips that allow them to adhere to smooth surfaces. Tendrils do not occur on plants that sprawl but do not climb.

The inflorescences emerge opposite from the leaves of the current year’s growth. It has a zigzag central axis and 25 to 200 flowers per inflorescence.

The flowers are about ¼ across with 5 greenish petals.

The fruit is a spherical berry with thin flesh and 1 to 4 seeds.

 
Similar
Species

Woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea) is often a ground cover. It has tendrils with few branches. The tendrils have twining tips and do not have adhesive disks at the tips. The leaflets are shiny green above. The leaf margins are toothed mostly above the middle, untoothed near the base. The inflorescence is widely forked creating 2 (sometimes 3) divergent clusters, each of which is forked again—it has no central axis. It is usually in more open areas.


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28.

BONAP2 shows this species distributed throughout the state. All other sources show a much more restricted range in only the eastern half of the state. The map at left does not include the BONAP data but does include sightings by MinnesotaSeasons.com in Becker, Clearwater, Douglas, Hubbard, and Ottertail Counties.


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Taxonomy

Family:

Vitaceae (grape)

 

Subfamily:

Vitoideae

 
Synonyms

Ampelopsis hederacea var. murorum

Ampelopsis latifolia

mpelopsis quinquefolia

Hedera quinquefolia

Parthenocissus hirsuta

Parthenocissus inserta

Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. hirsuta

Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. murorum

Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. saintpaulii

Psedera quinquefolia

Psedera quinquefolia var. murorum

Vitis inserta

Vitis quinquefolia

 
Common
Names

American ivy

five-leaved ivy

flyleaved ivy

Virginia creeper

woodbine


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

axil

The upper angle where the leaf stalk meets the stem.

       

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