Mystery plant 069

This native vine grows throughout North America — excepting the far western region.  When you can identify it, leave a comment with the common name, scientific name and any personal story or history you may have about this plant.


New leaves in spring


Leaf in summer


Group of vines in summer


Adhesive pads attaching vine to rock surface


Vine with inflorescence




Leaves with fall color


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

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16 Responses to Mystery plant 069

  1. R. Dodson says:

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper

  2. Sara says:

    Virginia creeper! Love the picture of the pads. Always look forward to its fall color.

  3. Carol Hight says:

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia or Trumpet Creeper Vine. Have these growing up the trees along our street.

  4. Joan says:

    Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
    We have a lot of vines but I’ve never seen them bloom.

  5. Pam says:

    Virginia creeper. I know so many people who think this is poison ivy!

  6. George Place says:

    As others have stated – it is Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) – note that the text box will not allow italicized or underlined words – without which my weed science professor would count this response as incorrect!

  7. Kim Scudera says:

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia, aka Virginia creeper! Love this plant, and its name: quinque- (five) -folia (leaves). Says it all 😀

  8. Donna says:

    Virginia Creeper – loves to hang out with Poison Ivy in my yard

  9. Jan O. says:

    I agree with the above – Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) – it’s all over the woods where I go horseback riding!

  10. Barb M. says:

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia
    Virginia Creeper

    Birds love the berries.

  11. Dr R. K S. Rathore says:

    This is Parthenocissus quinquefolia of family Vitaceae. Common name- Virginia Creeper.

  12. Rachel S Dutton says:

    It is Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquennial). I have it in my wooded yard and have a hard time convincing people it is not poison ivy. Very pretty in the fall.

  13. Bob Tatro says:

    Virginia Creeper

  14. Marie Henery says:

    Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, I used to think it was poison ivy.

  15. Angelyn says:

    Well done! Indeed this is Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). I’m watching this plant closely as I’d like to get more photos of it when it flowers as well as the development of its fruits.

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