Woody vine that runs along the ground and through other plants. Simple, lobed, alternate leaves, dark green with light green palmate veination. Leaves can have up to 5 defined lobes (not too deep, though). No tendrils, spreads over relatively long distances.
The phenology of five-finger confuses me. This plant had lots of immature fruit from its last flowering bout plus lots of late stage flower buds, about to flower again.
ground cover in partial shade and lawn
Araliaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the Aralia family (after its type genus Aralia) or ivy family. The family includes 254 species of trees, shrubs, lianas and perennial herbaceous plants in two subfamilies. Species usually bear pinnately or palmately compound leaves, and usually have small flowers produced in large panicles.