Virginia creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia, known as Virginia creeper, Victoria creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger, is a species of flowering plant in the grape family, Vitaceae. It is native to eastern and central North America, from southeastern Canada and the eastern United States west to Manitoba and Utah, and south to eastern Mexico and Guatemala.

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Virginia Creeper or Woodbine is a five leafed plant. Virginia Creeper is not an invasive plant. It’s native to the US. Virginia Creeper grows at any time of year. Virginia Creeper may grow out of control as it is very difficult to kill it. It spreads its roots and regrows if not killed properly. Virginia creeper can grow on surfaces.
Virginia Creeper belongs to the plant kingdom. It's a vascular plant belonging to the magnoliopsida class. Its order is rhamnales in vitaceae family. It is in the Parthenoessus Plant genus in the Parthenoessus quinquefolia species. Quinquefolia means five leafed plant. It can be used to soothe poison ivy rashes. To soothe the rashes you would have to liquefy or mash up the leaves and apply it on the rash. This will help soothe it.
It usually grows in forest environments in the north. Animals that eat it are mice, skunk, chipmunks, cattle, deer and most birds.

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sfrc.ufl.edu
naturalmedicinalherbs.net
thespruce.com
botanical.com

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  1. (c) Nick Beck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/35518067@N06/3350105626
  2. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenocissus_quinquefolia
  3. (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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