Wild Florida Photo - Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

VIRGINIA CREEPER

WOODBINE

Florida native

 

A frequent vine of hammocks and floodplain forests in most of Florida. The range extends throughout much of North America east of the Rocky Mountains.
A woody vine that climbs by means of adhesive tendrils. The alternate leaves are variable, but always palmately divided and nearly always with five leaflets. The leaflets may be toothed or doubly toothed, with shapes of lanceolate, oblanceolate or obovate. The flowers are tiny, varying from yellowish-green to greenish-red in clusters branching from a central axis.The fruit is a dark blue to black berry 8-9mm (~ 1/3 in.) in diameter and somewhat flattened at the apex.

 
Parthenocissus quinquefolia is a member of the Vitaceae - Grape family.