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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Scientific Name Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Common Name Virginia creeper
Family Vitaceae
Info "Parthenocissus quinquefolia, known as Virginia creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger, is a species of flowering plant in the vine family Vitaceae, native to eastern and central North America, in southeastern Canada, the eastern and central United States. P. quinquefolia is a prolific deciduous climber, reaching heights of 20ñ30 m (66ñ98 ft) in the wild. It climbs smooth surfaces using small forked tendrils tipped with small strongly adhesive pads 5 mm in size. The leaves are palmately compound, composed of five leaflets (rarely three leaflets, particularly on younger vines) joined from a central point on the leafstalk, and range from 3 to 20 cm (rarely 30 cm) across. The flowers are small and greenish, produced in inconspicuous clusters in late spring, and mature in late summer or early fall into small hard purplish-black berries 5 to 7 mm diameter."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 3/7/2013
Links "http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3742, http://www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/pdf/shrubs/Parthenocissus%20quinquefolia.pdf, http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_paqu2.pdf"
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