Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) PlanchonVitaceae

common name synonyms: Woodbine, Fiveleaved Ivy, American Ivy

scientific name synonyms: P. hirsuta, P. inserta(??), P. quinquefolia var. hirsuta, var. murorum, var. saintpaulii, Ampelopsis hederacea var. murorum, A. latifolia, A. quinquefolia, Hedera quinquefolia, Psedera quinquefolia, var. murorum, Vitis inserta, V. quinquefolia

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Rhamnales

growth form: vine herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: naturalized

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Central Europe, Britain, France

native range: North America

notes: locally naturalized, formerly widely cult. for ornament, now largely replaced in some countries by P. inserta (US and Canada) and P. tricuspidata (China and Japan); confused with P. inserta!!; naturalized, produces berries, ornamental vine

invasiveness notes: naturalized




Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth