Boston ivy


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Boston ivy

or

Japanese ivy,

tall-climbing woody vine (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) from East Asia, one of the most popular of city wall coverings. Of the same genus as the Virginia creeper and sometimes called ampelopsisampelopsis
[Gr.,=looking like a vine], botanic name for woody ornamental vines of the genus Ampelopsis, but in horticulture also traditionally applied to the Virginia creeper, Boston ivy, and others of related genera of the family Vitaceae (grape family).
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, it climbs by disk-tipped tendrils and has three-lobed, or three-parted, leaves, which develop vivid colors in the fall. Boston ivy is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rhamnales, family Vitaceae.
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Cloaking the fountain's sides in Boston ivy was a no-brainer for McFarland.
Students from the Daxing school were here briefly last year during an 11-day visit spent mostly in Needham arranged by Boston Ivy Education.
On the other hand, he classifies Boston Ivy as a deciduous, fast grower.
The Boston ivy, which is used in northern climates to cover buildings, belongs to the genus Parthenocissus, turns red in the fall and loses its leaves.
Boston Ivy and ordinary ivy were making strident attempts to clad the architecture in the face of opposition and I feel, winning.
Vines such as ivy, virginia creeper and boston ivy can be cut back to keep windows, gutters and roof tiles clear.
BOSTON IVY (PARTHENOCISSUS TRICUSPIDATA) This vigorous, deciduous, self-clinging climber is grown for its attractive leaves which give an amazing bonfire-like show of colour in autumn, when the bright green leaves turn brilliant red and deep purple.
The exchange was organized by Boston Ivy Education, a nonprofit organization that facilitates exchanges between Chinese schools and American schools.
Here, Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata), its foliage turning yellow, orange, and wine red, covers an otherwise bland wall.
The most common Virginia creeper is P tricuspidata, or Boston ivy, whose foliage is three-lobed when it matures, growing up to 60ft tall with a 30ft spread.

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