Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1031

Woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, maritime forests and thickets, rock outcrops, mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Calyx red/ Petals yellowish-green
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Calyx usually unlobed
5 petals
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue/Black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Vitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Parthenocissus quinquefolia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-01-001:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Creeper