Virginia creeper

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Virginia creeper,

native woody vine (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) of the family Vitaceae (grapegrape,
common name for the Vitaceae, a family of mostly climbing shrubs, widespread in tropical and subtropical regions and extending into the temperate zones. The woody vines, or lianas, climb by means of tendrils, which botanically are adaptations of terminal buds.
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 family), tall growing and popular as a wall covering in the temperate United States. It has blue-black berries and clings by disk-tipped tendrils, some branches hanging free in graceful festoons. The five-fingered leaves—brilliant yellow to red in the fall—are sometimes confused with the three-fingered poison ivy. The Virginia creeper belongs to the same genus as the Boston, or Japanese, ivy. Other names are American ivy, woodbine, and 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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. Virginia creeper 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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Virginia creeper

1. a vitaceous woody vine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, of North America, having tendrils with adhesive tips, bluish-black berry-like fruits, and compound leaves that turn red in autumn: widely planted for ornament
2. a similar related plant, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, of SE Asia, having trilobed leaves and purple berries

Virgin Mary

Mary, the mother of Christ
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Species common in the understory included Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Stellaria media, Sanicula canadense, Pilea pumila, Hackelia virginiana, Polygonum cespitosum, Impatiens spp.
* Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia ( Provides a good site for nesting birds.
X X X Juglans nigra (1) X X Juniperus virginiana (1) X X X Morus rubra (1) X X Parthenocissus quinquefolia X X Quercus marilandica (1) X X Quercus muhlenbergii X X X Quercus rubra (1) X X Quercus stellata X Robinia pseudoacacia X Symphoricarpos orbiculatus X Ulmus alata X Ulmus rubra (1) X X Ulmus serotina X Viburnum lentago X Viburnum prunifolium X Vitis spp.
Effects of belowground and aboveground competition from the vines Lonicera japonica and Parthenocissus quinquefolia on the growth of the tree host Liquidambar styraciflua.
silicicola <0.01 0 0 <0.01 Muscadinia rotundifolia <0.01 <0.01 0 <0.01 Parthenocissus quinquefolia <0.01 0 0 <0.01 Persea borbonia 0.08 0.14 0.08 0.10 Prunus carolinana 0 0.03 0.01 0.01 Quercus hemisphaerica <0.01 0 0 <0.01 Quercus virginiana <0.01 0 0 <0.01 Sabal palmetto 0.06 0.11 0.25 0.10 Smilax bona-nox <0.01 0 <0.01 <0.01 Toxicodendron radicans <0.01 0 0 <0.01 Table 3.--Relative abundances and average DBHs of canopy species sampled in the Bald Head Island maritime forest, 2011.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch.; Virginia Creeper, Woodbine; Most habitats; Common; C = 2; BSUH 18846.
Banana Smilax bona-nox Saw greenbrier Vitis rotundifolia Muscadine grape Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Erythrina herbacea Coralbean Liquidambar styraciflua American sweetgum Prunus americana American plum Magnolia grandifolia Southern magnolia Tilia americana Basswood Calicarpa americana American beautyberry Citrus paradisi x C.
Other prominent understory plants were Euonymus atropurpureus (wahoo), Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy), Viola sororia (downy blue violet), and Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper).
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch, Arisaema triphyllum, (L.) Schott, Elephantopus tomentosus L., Ulmus alata Michx., Ilex opaca Ait., and Sanicula Canadensis L., the site represents a widespread east Texas forest community type and is classified as a white oak-loblolly pine/Callicarpa loamy mesic slope under the US Forest Service ecological classification system (Turner et al.