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VIRGINIA-CREEPER
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia-creeper berries.

Dried Virginia-creeper berries.

Virginia-creeper in a no-till corn field.



  • Teas made from this plant have been used to treat numerous ailments including jaundice, gonorrhea, and rash caused by contact with poison sumac.

  • Virginia creeper has been used as an astringent and a diuretic.

  • 'Leaves of three, let it be; leaves of five, let it thrive'.

  • It has been estimated that 10 pounds of force would be required to separate a Virginia creeper vine adhering to a surface by way of 5, disk-bearing branches.