Parthenocissus quinquefolia from Nick in SC

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Ivy growing under our house stairs.

Hi Nick,

your vine is called Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia. Quinquefolia means 5-leaved – so not at all related to the three-leaved poison ivy.  Harmless, sometimes weedy, but native. It is actually related to grapes, but not edible.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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