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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Parthenocissus inserta   FAMILY Vitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Parthenocissus vitacea   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Cissus verticillata

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Parthenocissus vitacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Thicket Creeper, Woodbine


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image of Parthenocissus inserta, Thicket Creeper, Woodbine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pavi5_002_shd

        

image of Parthenocissus inserta, Thicket Creeper, Woodbine

David Campbell    mdc_parthenocissusinsert2

October    Polk County    NC

Leaves usually glossy above (vs. P. quinquefolia usually dull above), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Parthenocissus inserta, Thicket Creeper, Woodbine

David Campbell    mdc_parthenocissusinserta

October    Polk County    NC

Tendrils tend to lack adhesive disks mostly twining around other vegetation, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Parthenocissus inserta   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Parthenocissus vitacea   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Cissus verticillata

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Parthenocissus vitacea

 

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4171

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: Maritime thickets, rich alluvial forests, rich forests over mafic rocks, roadsides, and dumps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound: 5(-6) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Green to reddish-green
Radially symmetrical
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black
Berry

 

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